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Campaign News

It’s inevitable that Australia signs and ratifies the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Keep your finger on the pulse of the campaign by reading selected campaign news below, joining our email list or following ICAN Australia on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Australia to attend 1MSP

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Australia has confirmed that it will attend the first meeting of states parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in Vienna this week as an observer. ICAN welcomed the government's decision to engage with this critical meeting...

Who are the new TPNW supporters?

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Parliamentarians worldwide play an essential role in garnering support for the signature and ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Since the Treaty's inception in 2017, hundreds of Australian parliamentarians at the...

New Prime Minister backs the ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS: The election of the Albanese Labor Government heralds a new era in Australia’s approach to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. While the previous government shunned the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the Australian Labor Party...

New poll results

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Public opinion polling in 2022 demonstrates that a large majority of Australians view nuclear weapons as unacceptable and want the Australian Government to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. A March 2022 Ipsos poll put...

Consequences of nuclear weapons: new briefing paper

CAMPAIGN NEWS: The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War has published a summary of the evidence and new research findings on the catastrophic consequences of nuclear weapons and nuclear war. It has been submitted to the 1st Meeting of States...

Joint health statement for First Meeting of States Parties

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Statement by the International Council of Nurses (ICN), International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) and the...

First Nations statement on Ukraine

CAMPAIGN NEWS: STATEMENT FROM THE AUSTRALIAN NUCLEAR FREE ALLIANCE The war in Ukraine is a reminder that all nuclear facilities can be weaponised against people and that nuclear weapons are not a ‘deterrent’. Instead, these illegal weapons of mass destruction are used...

FAQ: Nuclear weapons and Russia

CAMPAIGN NEWS: The invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and Putin's subsequent decision to put nuclear weapons on a higher alert alert level, demonstrate the urgency to rid the world of these weapons of mass destruction. Security does not come from nuclear deterrence, a...

Russia threatens to use nuclear weapons

CAMPAIGN NEWS: ICAN Australia Statement   The world has moved closer to a nuclear catastrophe with the order by Russian President Vladimir Putin to put Russia’s nuclear arsenal on combat readiness amidst his country’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. We strongly...

Statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

CAMPAIGN NEWS:   ICAN Australia strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons. A war of aggression is never acceptable or lawful. Wars have terrible, long-lasting impacts for civilians. Potential escalation to nuclear...