On January 22 the possession and facilitation of nuclear weapons will be prohibited by international law, however, Australia has at every stage of the law’s process shown its unwillingness to create an anti-nuclear world.
Writer Di Cousens imagines the desolate landscape of Maralinga Nuclear Test site in South Australia.
While the extraordinary responsibility we bear is a difficult burden, it is also a precious gift. Few people in all of human history have had as great an opportunity as we now have to avert harm and do good for humanity. Associate Professor Tilman Ruff examines human rights in the nuclear era.
Australia is good at talking the talk. Yet when it comes to taking action, Australia’s governments have fallen far short of their heroic rhetoric, writes David Donaldson.