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CITIES APPEAL:

Moreland, VIC

The ICAN Cities Appeal was endorsed by the City of Moreland on 12 December, 2018.

MOTION

 

Cr Abboud moved, Cr Bolton seconded –

That Council:

1.        Endorses the ICAN Cities Appeal which states that:

Our city 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. Therefore, we warmly welcome the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by the United Nations in 2018, and we call on our national government to sign and ratify it without delay.

2.        Writes to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, calling for the government to sign and ratify the Treaty on behalf of the Australian people.

3.        Write to ICAN to inform them of Councils decision to join the ICAN cities appeal.

Carried

FURTHER ACTION

2020: The City of Moreland submitted a motion in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA)  for discussion at the 2020 National General Assembly. 

In August 2020, after receiving submissions from local councils across the nation, the Australian Local Government Association board wrote to the Senator the Hon. Marise Payne Minister for Foreign Affairs with a message: Councils urge the Australian Government to sign and ratify the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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