Lane Cove, NSW
The ICAN Cities Appeal was endorsed by Lane Cove Council, New South Wales, on 8th December 2022.
a. Endorses the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Cities Appeal, and the following statement:
Lane Cove Council is deeply concerned about the grave threat that nuclear weapons pose to communities throughout the world. We firmly believe that our residents have the right to live in a world free from this threat. Any use of nuclear weapons, whether deliberate or accidental, would have catastrophic, far‐reaching and long‐lasting consequences for people and the environment.
b. Write to the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Attorney General requesting that Australia signs and ratifies the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by the United Nations in 2017, without delay.
c. Confirms that as of the 11th November 2022 Council did not hold any investments in companies or securities issuers that were exposed to the creation of nuclear weapons.
d. Council resolves to provide instructions to its investment advisers to not recommended in the future any investments in companies, securities issuers or the like that have an exposure to the creation of nuclear weapons.