Parliamentarians played a major role in realising the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. More than 230 federal, state and territory parliamentarians from across the political spectrum have pledged to work for Australia to join the treaty by signing the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge.

The Parliamentary Pledge is a commitment by parliamentarians around the world to work for their government to join the treaty.

All candidates for the 2022 Australian federal election are now invited to “pre-pledge” their support for the nuclear weapon ban treaty and its goals.


We, the undersigned parliamentarians,

warmly welcome the adoption of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 7 July 2017 as a significant step towards the realization of a nuclear-weapon-free world.

We share the deep concern expressed in the preamble about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result from any use of nuclear weapons and we recognize the consequent need to eliminate these inhumane and abhorrent weapons.

As parliamentarians, we pledge to work for the signature and ratification of this landmark treaty by our respective countries, as we consider the abolition of nuclear weapons to be a global public good of the highest order and an essential step to promote the security and well-being of all peoples.

– Parliamentarian

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Adelaide, SA          Rebecca Galdies, Greens

Bass, TAS          Ross Hart, Labor

Bass, TAS         Cecily Rosol, Greens

Bennelong, NSW          Jerome Laxale, Labor

Berowra, NSW          Benson Koschinski, Labor

Boothby, SA          Jeremy Carter, Greens

Boothby, SA          Jo Dyer, Independent

Boothby, SA         Louise Miller-Frost, Labor

Bowman, QLD          Donisha Duff, Labor

Braddon, TAS        Darren Briggs, Greens

Braddon, TAS        Chris Lynch, Labor

Bradfield, NSW          Martin Cousin, Greens

Calare, NSW          Sarah Elliot, Labor

Calwell, VIC          Natalie Abboud, Greens

Canberra, ACT          Tim Hollo, Greens

Casey, VIC          Bill Brindle, Labor

Chisholm, VIC          Carina Garland, Labor

Clark, TAS          Janet Shelley, Greens

Cook, NSW          Simon Earle, Labor

Corio, VIC         Sue Bull, Socialist Alliance

Cunningham, NSW          Alison Byrnes, Labor

Eden-Monaro, NSW          Greg Butler, Australian Democrats

Fairfax, QLD          Sue Ferguson, Labor

Flynn, QLD          Matt Burnet, Labor

Franklin, TAS          Jade Darko, Greens

Goldstein, VIC          Martyn Abbott, Labor

Goldstein, VIC         Zoe Daniel, Independent

Goldstein, VIC          Alana Gallie-McRostie, Greens

Groom, QLD        Suzie Holt, Independent

Higgins, VIC         Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah, Labor

Higgins, VIC          Sonya Semmens, Greens

Hughes, NSW          Georgia Steele, Independent

Hunter, NSW          Daniel Repacholi, Labor

Kingston, SA          John Photakis, Greens

Kooyong, VIC          Dr Peter Lynch, Labor

Kooyong, VIC          Piers Mitchem, Greens

Kooyong, VIC          Dr Monique Ryan, Independent

Leichhardt, QLD          Elida Faith, Labor

Lindsay, NSW          Trevor Ross, Labor

Lingiari, NT          Michael Gravener, Independent

Mackeller, NSW          Ethan Hrnjak, Greens

Macnamara, VIC          Steph Hodgins-May, Greens

Mayo, SA          Greg Elliott, Greens

Menzies, VIC          Naomi Oakley, Labor

New England, NSW          Laura Hughes, Labor

Newcastle, NSW          Charlotte McCabe, Greens

North Sydney, NSW          Catherine Renshaw, Labor

North Sydney, NSW         Kylea Tink, Independent

Pearce, WA          Tracey Roberts, Labor

Robertson, NSW          Gordon Reid, Labor

Sturt, SA        Sonja Baram, Labor

Sturt, SA          Katie McCusker, Greens

Sydney, NSW          Andrew Chuter, Socialist Alliance

Wannon, VIC        Alex Dyson, Independent

Wannon, VIC       Gilbert Wilson, Labor

Wentworth, NSW          Allegra Spender, Independent

Wills, VIC          Sue Bolton, Socialist Alliance

Wills, VIC         Sarah Jefford, Greens

SENATE, ACT        David Pocock, Independent

SENATE, NSW          Steve Baty, Australian Democrats

SENATE, NSW          Niko Leka, Socialist Alliance

SENATE, NSW          Mich-Elle Myers, Labor

SENATE, NSW          Suzanne Rogers, Australian Democrats

SENATE, NSW      Paula Sanchez, Socialist Alliance

SENATE, QLD          Penny Allman-Payne, Greens

SENATE, QLD        Kamala Emanuel, Socialist Alliance

SENATE, QLD          Chris Simpson, Australian Democrats

SENATE, SA          Sandra Kanck, Australian Democrats

SENATE, SA          Barbara Pocock, Greens

SENATE, SA          Roger Yazbek, Australian Democrats

SENATE, VIC          Felix Dance, Socialist Alliance

SENATE, VIC        Leonie Green, Australian Democrats

SENATE, VIC          Stephen Jagoe, Australian Democrats

SENATE, VIC          Linda White, Labor

SENATE, WA          Simon Simson, Australian Democrats


Candidates can “pre-pledge” their support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by sending an email to australia@icanw.org indicating that they wish to be added to the list of supporters. Alternatively, send us a scanned copy or image of the signed Pledge.

If elected, candidates will be added to the list of signatories to the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge and celebrated as a supporter of this groundbreaking treaty.


This is the list of current federal parliamentarians that have signed the Parliamentary Pledge:

Anthony Albanese MP
Anne Aly MP
Senator Tim Ayres
Adam Bandt MP
Senator Catryna Bilyk
Sharon Bird MP
Chris Bowen MP
Senator Carol Brown
Tony Burke MP
Linda Burney MP
Josh Burns MP
Mark Butler MP
Terri Butler MP
Anthony Byrne MP
Senator Kim Carr
Nick Champion MP
Lisa Chesters MP
Senator Anthony Chisholm
Sharon Claydon MP
Libby Coker MP
Julie Collins MP
Pat Conroy MP
Senator Patrick Dodson
Mark Dreyfus MP
Justine Elliot MP
Warren Entsch MP
Jason Falinski MP
Senator Mehreen Faruqi
Joel Fitzgibbon MP
Mike Freelander MP
Senator Katy Gallagher
Steve Georganas MP
Andrew Giles MP
Patrick Gorman MP
Senator Nita Green
Senator Stirling Griff 
Senator Karen Grogan
Helen Haines MP
Senator Sarah Hanson-Young
Chris Hayes MP
Julian Hill MP
Ed Husic MP
Stephen Jones MP
Ged Kearney MP
Senator Kristina Keneally
Matt Keogh MP
Peter Khalil MP
Catherine King MP
Andrew Leigh MP
Senator Sue Lines
Senator Jenny McAllister
Kristy McBain MP
Emma McBride MP
Senator Malarndirri McCarthy
Senator Nick McKim
Brian Mitchell MP
Rob Mitchell MP
Peta Murphy MP
Brendan O’Connor MP
Ken O’Dowd MP
Clare O’Neil MP
Julie Owens MP
Alicia Payne MP
Graham Perrett MP
Fiona Phillips MP
Tanya Plibersek MP
Senator Helen Polley
Senator Louise Pratt
Senator Janet Rice
Michelle Rowland MP
Joanne Ryan MP
Rebekha Sharkie MP
David Smith MP
Senator Marielle Smith
Warren Snowdon MP
Anne Stanley MP
Senator Jordon Steele-John
Zali Steggall MP
Susan Templeman MP
Matt Thistlethwaite MP
Senator Lidia Thorpe
Kate Thwaites MP
Senator Anne Urquhart
Maria Vamvakinou MP
Senator Jess Walsh
Senator Larissa Waters
Senator Murray Watt
Senator Peter Whish-Wilson
Andrew Wilkie MP
Josh Wilson MP
Tony Zappia MP