Video: Greens Senator — 'Sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons!'

Greens Senator David Shoebridge hailed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) as an achievement of grassroots campaigning around the world. At the Hiroshima Day rally on August 6, he called on the Labor government to "sign the treaty and become a state party".

He added that if government did not sign on to the TPNW by the end of the year, the Greens will move a motion in Parliament that it does.

Shoebridge also condemned the Labor government for continuing the "war rhetoric of the previous government" and pointed to the contradiction between its declared support for the TPNW and its support for the $170 billion nuclear-powered submarines deal.