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Report: Choosing Humanity

“Choosing Humanity: why Australia must join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons” sets out in detail the case for Australia to join the global majority of nations in supporting the nuclear weapon ban treaty. It demonstrates why joining the treaty is in Australia’s interest and documents the public support and political momentum behind this goal. It addresses key criticisms and myths about the treaty and advises a practical pathway for signature and ratification.

The report is an informative tool to further the campaign in Australia, clarifying the practical and political feasibility of joining the treaty. It showcases a diverse range of voices including faith groups, experts, unions, parliamentarians, the Australian Red Cross and First Nations people impacted by nuclear testing.

The treaty has strong civil society and political support in Australia. “Choosing Humanity” is a powerful contribution to the push for Australia to become a state party.

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Launch events

Darwin
Friday 2nd August 6:30pm
IPAN Public Meeting
Charles Darwin University
www.ipan.org.au

Adelaide
Sunday 4th August at 2:30-4:15pm
Hiroshima Day Commemoration
Australian Red Cross office
212 Pirie St
Contact: Petra Ball pball@redcross.org.au, Facebook event here.

Newcastle
Sunday 4th August at 6pm
Hiroshima Remembrance and report launch
Christians for Peace Newcastle
Adamstown Uniting Church
228 Brunker Rd, Adamstown
www.adamstownuca.org.au/

Fremantle
ICAN Report Launch and Peace Constellation
Thursday 8th August at 5:30-7pm
City of Fremantle Council office and library
70 Parry St
Contact: mayorsforpeace@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Melbourne
Hiroshima Never Again
Tuesday 6th August at 7:30pm
Black Rock Civic Hall
Cnr Balcombe Rd and College Gve, Black Rock
Australians for Nuclear Disarmament
Book here: www.trybooking.com/BDKCR and flyer here.

Sydney
Choosing Humanity
Forum with the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
Tuesday 6th August at 6:30pm
NSW Parliament House, Preston Stanley Room
Macquarie St
Book here.

Hobart
Hiroshima commemoration ceremony
Tuesday 6 August
Hosted by Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds
Details TBA

Alice Springs
Yami Lester Memorial Dinner
Friday 9 August 6:30pm
Kungkas Can Cook, Larapinta Drive
Bookings: mcifali@bigpond.com / Facebook event here.

Brisbane
Saturday 17 August at 2-4pm
Griffith University, Webb Centre at Southbank, level 6.
Hosted by WILPF Australia.
Book here.


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  • aiweiwei

    “Let’s act up! Ban nuclear weapons completely and unconditionally.”

    Ai Weiwei Artist and activist

  • sheen

    “If Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, they would be part of ICAN.”

    Martin Sheen Actor and activist

  • bankimoon

    “I salute ICAN for working with such commitment and creativity.”

    Ban Ki-moon Former UN chief

  • yokoono

    “We can do it together. With your help, our voice will be made still stronger. Imagine peace.”

    Yoko Ono Artist

  • jodywilliams

    “Governments say a nuclear weapons ban is unlikely. Don’t believe it. They said the same about a mine ban treaty.”

    Jody Williams Nobel laureate

  • desmondtutu

    “With your support, we can take ICAN its full distance – all the way to zero nuclear weapons.”

    Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

  • herbiehancock

    “Because I cannot tolerate these appalling weapons, I whole-heartedly support ICAN.”

    Herbie Hancock Jazz musician

  • dalailama

    “I can imagine a world without nuclear weapons, and I support ICAN.”

    Dalai Lama Nobel laureate