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Council calls on Australian Government to show support for ban on nuclear weapons

11 Nov 2022

Nuclear weapons pose a significant threat to our world. Merri-bek City Council is calling on the Australian Government to sign and ratify a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. This treaty is called the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

We are one of 43 Australian councils that support the treaty and call on the Australian Government to take this action.

We have also joined the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons’ Cities Appeal. The Cities Appeal includes cities and towns across the world in support of the treaty.

Our support for the treaty aligns with Council's Human Rights Policy 2016-2026. The danger presented by nuclear weapons impacts on humanity, our right to life, international law, and sustainability.