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No Future in nuclear weapons
Media release: Greens nuclear policy spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam, April 3rd, 2012
The Australian Greens welcomed new Future Fund chief David Gonski today and urged him to hit the ground running by cutting the Fund’s links to nuclear weapons.
The Greens spokesperson for nuclear policy, Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam, said that as of January 2012, the Fund holds more than $133million of shares in 14 companies involved in nuclear weapons programs.
“The Greens urge Mr Gonski to lead the way on cutting all ties between the Future Fund and the nuclear weapons industry. The Future Fund has rightly ruled out investing in the cluster munitions industry, and this approach should be applied to nuclear weapons of mass destruction.”
Senator Ludlam praised members of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons who gathered at the Future Fund office in Melbourne today to draw attention…
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