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Council reaffirms its commitment to nuclear weapon-free future 

03/08/2020

To mark the 75th anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Georges River Council reaffirms its support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 

Mayor Kevin Greene said that the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August present an opportunity for reflection, remembrance and action. 

“Unfortunately the threat of nuclear weapons has not been relegated to that of a bygone era, and remains a present and real threat,” said Mayor Greene. 

“To honour the victims and survivors of nuclear weapons we must progress towards elimination of these abhorrent weapons. 

“Our council is part of a growing number of councils across Australia and the world that have endorsed the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons Cities Appeal, calling on our leaders to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 

“Australia is yet to join the Treaty, and we must do what we can to ensure our leaders are on the right side of history. The treaty greatly increases pressure on nuclear-armed countries to disarm. 

“Today we join others across Australia in remembering the victims and survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and commit to working to prevent anything like those events from occurring again,” added Mayor Greene.
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