Port Augusta, SA
The ICAN Cities Appeal was endorsed by the City of Port Augusta, South Australia, on 9th August 2022, the 77th Anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
Councillors Marsh and Shine moved that Council:
1. Endorses the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons ‘Cities Appeal’.
2. Expresses deep concern 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 2017, and we call on our national government to sign and ratify it without delay.
3. Writes to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Minister for Defence Industry and State Minister for Defence and Space Industries, and local Members of Parliament for the Divisions of Stuart, Giles and Grey, expressing Councils support for the ICAN Cities Appeal.