New Zealand joins nuclear ban treaty; Australia remains opposed

Here is a media statement from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, noting the agreement by New Zealand to the United Nations treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons.

While Australia has joined treaties banning chemical weapons, biological weapons, landmines and cluster munitions, the current Australian government remains opposed to the nuclear prohibition treaty, citing the protections said to be provided by United States nuclear weapons.

ICAN website. ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 for its work in bringing about the treaty.

2 August 2018