What’s everyone saying about the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal

Sep 28, 2021 | News

It’s been all over the headlines with opinion pieces, public commentary and movement statements abounding. Here we collate statements from civil society organisations with a diversity of perspectives.

ICAN Australia, Nuclear by stealth? Concerns grow over nuclear submarine plan, 16 September 2021

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), Proposed US/UK nuclearpowered submarines for Australia jeopardise health while escalating an arms race no one can win, 21 September 2021

Australian Conservation Foundation, What does the nuclear submarines announcement mean for Australia? 16 September 2021 and Transparency needed so nuclear-powered subs don’t turn into nuclear power subsidies, 21 September 2021

Friends of the Earth Australia, Nuclear powered submarines for Australia, 16 September 2021

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Australia, WILPF Australia calls for urgent public scrutiny into Australia’s acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines, 16 September 2021

Medical Association for Prevention of War, In wake of subs plan, PM must act on nuclear weapons, 16 September 2021

Pacific Conference of Churches, If you are not against us, be for us: a call on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, 26 September 2021

Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN), AUKUS’s nuclear submarines threaten global peace and Australia’s independence, 17 September 2021

Maritime Union of Australia, No to nuclear submarines – jobs and health, not nukes, 20 September 2021

Catholic Religious Australia, Catholic Religious urge Australia to commit to culture of peace, 21 September 2021

Electrical Trades Union, Nuclear subs: a dangerous delusion, 16 September 2021

Campaign for International Co-operation and Disarmament, Statement on AUKUS Trilateral Agreement, 21 September 2021

Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (India), CNDP Statement on AUKUS and Quad, 26 September 2021