Nuclear weapons

Why is Australia not fully behind efforts to prohibit nuclear weapons?

Opinion article by Dr Sue Wareham, Canberra Times,  published December 29th 2016

Australia and the Ban Treaty Negotiations in 2017 - a round table discussion with ICAN for partner organisations and friends

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/02/2017 - 10:00 - 12:30
Location: 
Amnesty International 79 Myrtle Street Chippendale, Sydney

In one of its final acts before the end of 2016, the UN General Assembly approved a resolution launching negotiations for a treaty to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017. The first of two negotiating sessions will begin in March.

Tom Uren Memorial Fund - Disarmament Dinner

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/02/2017 - 18:30
Location: 
345 Edgecliff Rd, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW 2027

Tom Uren's vision for the world was one without nuclear weapons. This year will take us far closer to that goal, when states gather at the United Nations to negotiate a new treaty to ban nuclear weapons. 

SPEAKERS  

Open Letter to Minister for Foreign Affairs to support Ban on Nuclear Weapons

Letter to Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs from health professionals (sent 24.10.2016.) calling on Australia to support a ban on nuclear weapons.

Australian Health Professionals Call on Australian Government to Support a Nuclear Weapons Ban at the United Nations

MAPW and health professionals from across Australia today sent an open letter the Minister for Foregin Affairs, Julie Bishop MP,  calling on the government to support the growing global push to prohibit and eliminate n

Hiroshima & Nagasaki remembered : call for a nuclear weapons ban

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TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST 2016

Majority of the world’s government want to negotiate a new treaty that would prohibit nuclear weapons.

 Majority of the world’s government want to negotiate a new treaty that would prohibit nuclear weapons

MAPW President, Dr Margaret Beavis on Banning nuclear weapons : why does it matter and what can we do about it?

Writing in the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Victorian monthly vicdoc, MAPW President Dr Margaret Beavis, sets out why banning nuclear weapons is important and how a ban will be achieved. 

Banning nuclear weapons:

World Medical Association Calls for Nuclear Weapons to be Banned

 Sunday 19th October 2015 - for immediate release

Ban the Bomb : 70 years on, the nuclear threat looms as large as ever by Tilman Ruff

On this day 70 years ago, the world and the preconditions for its health and survival changed forever. A crude bomb containing 60 kilograms of highly enriched uranium exploded 580 metres above Hiroshima.

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