City of West Torrens, SA
The ICAN Cities Appeal was endorsed by the City of West Torrens on Tuesday 2nd February 2021.
At the meeting of Council on Tuesday 19 January 2021, Cr Graham Nitschke moved the following motion which the Presiding Member ruled would be deferred to the meeting of Council on Tuesday 2 February 2021.
(i) Nuclear weapons post an unacceptable threat to people everywhere;
(ii) Local Councils and their community voice their concerns for the consequences of nuclear weapons and endorse this Treaty;
(iii) The prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons is a humanitarian imperative;
(iv) Cities and towns have a responsibility to protect their constituents from the threat posed by nuclear weapons;
(v) Local Councils call on the Australian government to sign and ratify the Treaty.
Moved: Cr Daniel Huggett
Seconded: Cr Kym McKay
That the motion, as worded, be presented to Council for approval at its 16 March 2021 meeting (along with any other motions put forward by Members) for forwarding to Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) for listing as a Notice of Motion at the 2021 National General Assembly (NGA).
2021: Councillor Graham Neitschke attended a special Councillors Roundtable hosted by ICAN Australia to celebreate the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weaposns in March 2021.
Screenshots of councilors attending an online Councilor Roundtable in March 2021.