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No to nuclear submarines, yes to nuclear weapons ban treaty

Lawyers For Peace has called for full transparency from the Australian government on a military deal made with the UK and the US.

Right at the moment we should be signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, this deal will see increased militarisation of our foreign policy and Australia becoming the first non-nuclear nation to have nuclear-powered submarines.

The deal has been done with behind closed doors without the public knowing critical details.

Australia now has a big nuclear target on our backs and has put the safety of its citizens at stake. We are setting a dangerous precedent for other countries like Iran to acquire nuclear weapons by stealth.

We say no to nuclear subs and yes to the nuclear weapons ban treaty.