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MatterMatter MatterTreaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Date AdoptedDate Adopted Date Adopted31/01/2021
Responsible OfficerResponsible Officer Responsible OfficerManager City Strategy
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Position StatementPosition Statement Position Statement1 Council notes the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on 22 January 2021. 2 Council notes that nuclear weapons are now illegal under international law, along with chemical weapons, biological weapons, anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions. 3 Council congratulates all nations that have signed and/or ratified the TPNW and commends the work of civil society and Australian nuclear test survivors who continue to advocate for nuclear disarmament. 4 Council reaffirms its support for the TPNW and its call for the Australian Government to sign and ratify it. 5 Council will write to the Foreign Minister and Shadow Foreign Minister advising them of this motion. 6 Council review its investment vehicles to determine if any Council investment activities include holdings in companies associated with the production or maintenance of nuclear weapons, with the goal of ensuring it does not invest in nuclear weapons companies.
Background/HistoryBackground/History Background/HistoryNotice of Motion - Councillor Cath Blakey Minute No 489 Review with election of new Council