Opinion

Australia's hypocrisy on nuclear weapons cannot continue

By Gem Romuld
October 17 2019 - 5:30pm

I was in a traffic crawl in Sumatra, my phone tethered to a friend's for a scrap of internet when the news came through in a torrent of capitalised exclamations, that our campaign had won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. The Melbourne-born International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) received this recognition for "its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons."

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