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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.

Civil Society Statement: The Black Mist and the Ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS:Seventy years after the Emu Field atomic tests: First Nations survivors and civil society organisations call on the Australian government to sign the nuclear weapon ban treaty. October 15th is the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear weapon that was...

Wati Ngintakanya Wankani (Waking the Perentie Man) webinar

The 70th anniversary of the first mainland nuclear weapon test at Emu Field in South Australia is coming up on 15 October. To commemorate this date and raise up the call for the nuclear weapon ban, we are delighted to co-host a webinar with Karina Lester, ICAN...

Ban Advocate Profile: Brian Arnell

Ban Advocate Brian Arnell, 50, is a communications adviser and lives in Geelong with his wife and three children. 13th Sept, 2023 As a child, growing up in the American West in the 1980s, Brian Arnell felt the spectre of nuclear war loom large. “I have pretty clear...

International Day Against Nuclear Tests 2023

CAMPAIGN NEWS:In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly declared 29 August the International Day against Nuclear Tests to increase awareness and education about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their...

Media Release: Labor re-commits to signing nuclear weapon ban

CAMPAIGN NEWS:A promise that now needs to be progressed: Labor re-commits to signing treaty banning nuclear weapons 18th August, 2023 The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) welcomes the reaffirmation of Labor’s commitment to sign and ratify the...

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...