Why has Australia boycotted the treaty to Abolish Nuclear Weapons? Part 1

The UN have recently created and passed a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This is a landmark treaty for the world however, Australia boycotted the negotiations and has refused to get involved. This is a particularly surprising move as Australia has previously been at the forefront of establishing and participating in treaties to prevent weapons that create grevious harm. 4ZZZ Brisbane Line reporter Jack McDonnell in a 3 part interview spoke with Tilman Ruff AM, co president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and the founding chair of ICAN the International Campaign for the Abolishment of Nuclear Weapons about this treaty and Australia's position.

Part 2: http://www.4zzzfm.org.au/news/audio/2017/07/12/why-has-australia-boycott...

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