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FOREIGN MINISTER JULIE BISHOP: SIGN THE NUCLEAR WEAPON BAN TREATY!

FOREIGN MINISTER JULIE BISHOP: SIGN THE NUCLEAR WEAPON BAN TREATY!

AUSTRALIANS WANT PEACE, NOT NUCLEAR WAR

In 2017, it is unthinkable that the Australian Government would commit Australian people to a potential nuclear conflict between the US and North Korea. The horrors of nuclear war are unspeakable, but unfortunately not unimaginable.

72 years have passed since the devastation of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, but an end to nuclear weapons has not yet been realised. The Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty offers new hope and there are so many reasons why Foreign Minister Julie Bishop should sign - everything we know and love in this world is at risk.

In the past, Australia has signed treaties to ban landmines, cluster munitions, biological and chemical weapons. These treaties have gone a long way towards putting an end to these inhuman weapons, and we can do it again with nuclear weapons. There are currently 14,500 nuclear weapons in the world and it only takes one to unleash a humanitarian catastrophe.

Write your message why Australia should sign the treaty and we'll deliver it to Parliament when the treaty opens for signature! See what other people have been saying below:


 

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The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty) is a legally binding international agreement to prohibit nuclear weapons. It's designed to see all nuclear weapons destroyed and prohibit their use forever in an effort to prevent a catastrophic nuclear war. The treaty also requires states to assist victims of nuclear weapons use and testing, and remediation of contaminated areas. It's something we should all be a part of.

The Australian government refused to join the negotiations on the treaty earlier this year. Not only that, Australian diplomats were even accused of trying to derail progress. Now, Prime Minister Turnbull has committed Australia to war should North Korea attack the United States of America. When we should be pursuing peace, Australian people have been committed to war against our will.

We urgently need you to speak out against nuclear weapons and Australia's involvement in potential nuclear conflict. The best way for Australia to pursue peace is for Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to sign the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty.

“We have no doubt that this treaty can – and will – change the world.” - Setsuko Thurlow, Hiroshima atomic bomb victim

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:
I call on you to sign the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty!