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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.

The new International ICAN Executive Director!

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Australian to spearhead global campaign to end nuclear weapons. Melissa Parke, former MP for Fremantle, government minister and human rights lawyer for the UN, is set to take on the position of Executive Director for ICAN International in Geneva. Ms...

Briefing for Labor delegates

CAMPAIGN NEWS: This is a briefing note on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons for delegates and Labor members ahead of the 49th National Labor Conference from 17-19 August in Brisbane, Australia. WHAT IS THE TPNW? The first global treaty to...

Dr Sophie Scamps MP statement on the TPNW

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Statement of Dr Sophie Scamps MP on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons 4 July 2023  The world knows only too well that any use of nuclear weapons would be an unmitigated humanitarian catastrophe. As a doctor, it’s clear to me that even a...

Parliamentary Friends of the TPNW speeches on atomic legacies

CAMPAIGN NEWS:During the recent Atomic Survivor Delegation to Canberra, two of the co-chairs of the Parliamentary Friends of the TPNW gave speeches in the House of Representatives and in the Senate on the ongoing legacy of the British nuclear tests in Australia. Josh...

Black Mist Booklet 2023

CAMPAIGN NEWS: ICAN Australia have updated their publication 'Black Mist'. The booklet centres atomic survivor stories and voices and was most recently updated to include the participants of the atomic survivors delegation to Canberra, where it was distributed to...

And that’s a wrap! Atomic Survivors’ Delegation.

CAMPAIGN NEWS:Last week, four special people that know intimately the personal impacts of nuclear weapons testing, on physical health, mental health, and on country, travelled to Parliament House in Canberra. They brought their expertise and personal testimonies to...

Parliamentary Statement on Atomic Survivors’ Delegation

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Statement by the Parliamentary Friends of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on the visit of British nuclear test survivors and their families to the Australian Parliament Josh Wilson MP – Member for Fremantle | Senator Steele-John –...

Australian Atomic Survivors’ Delegation heads to Parliament House

CAMPAIGN NEWS: MEDIA RELEASE: Atomic Survivors travel thousands of kilometres to call on PM to sign nuclear weapon ban treaty   A group of Australian atomic survivors are travelling to Canberra this week to speak with government decision-makers about their experiences...

Australia must take lead on nuclear treaty: Robert Tickner

CAMPAIGN NEWS:By Robert Tickner Canberra Times - OpinionJune 3rd, 2023 The role of individuals is often insufficiently recognised in global progress for a more humane world.   As Australia systematically and methodically works through the issues leading towards a...

Warrnambool called upon to sign ICAN cities appeal

CAMPAIGN NEWS: Warrnambool called upon to sign ICAN cities appealBy Aaron SmithMay 10 2023, The Standard Australia needs to sign a landmark treaty banning nuclear weapons, a Warrnambool activist says. Jemila Rushton, a leader in the International Campaign to Abolish...