International Nuclear Abolition Day
Tasmanian member Dr Sally Attrill had this letter published in the Hobart Mercury on Monday 4 June:
Today is International Nuclear Abolition Day. We have just passed the 100th anniversary of the birth of Australian Nobel prize winning author and nuclear abolition campaigner, Patrick White. In 1982 he stated that "nuclear war is the most serious issue the global family has ever had to face".
There still remain around 19,000 nuclear weapons globally. Around 40% of the world's uranium is in Australia. We must urge our politicians to strive for responsible management of our uranium, and international nuclear disarmament.
Dr Sally Attrill, Bellerive (Medical Association for Prevention of War)