The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force on the 22nd of January, 2021, making nuclear weapons illegal under international law.
By divesting from nuclear weapons, responsible Australian super funds can manage risk, and hasten the abolition of nukes: the world’s worst weapons.
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the last of the worst
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force in January 2021, making nuclear weapons illegal under international law.
Australian financial institutions should take action to disinvest from these illegal and inhumane weapons.
Learn more about the case for divestment: read the 2021 Quit Nukes report.
Quitting is responsible
Quitting investments in illegal nuclear weapons companies helps you manage your fiduciary, regulatory and reputational risk.
Download the Quit Nukes report for our analysis and policy recommendations.
Quitting is popular
Your members want you to quit nukes.
A 2019 Ipsos poll found 69% of Australians don’t want their money invested in nuclear weapons companies.
Most Australians abhor nuclear weapons: 79% support the nuclear ban treaty.
If you have money in an Australian super fund, you may be investing in illegal nuclear weapons.
Together with the Australia Institute, we’ve assessed the policy and practice of 22 funds that hold over 80% of all superannuation funds under management and represent over 80% of all superannuation members in Australia (excluding self-managed super funds).
We found that most funds have holdings in nuclear weapons producers.
Is your fund one of them? Click here to read more.
Only a handful of Australian financial institutions have policies in place to exclude nuclear weapons companies: visit our Honour Roll to check the latest list of institutions.
Anyone can ask their super fund to quit nukes. Contact us to get started, or sign up to join the campaign.
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QUIT NUKES IS AN INITIATIVE OF THE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION FOR PREVENTION OF WAR (AUSTRALIA), IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS (AUSTRALIA). THE JESSIE STREET TRUST HAS PROVIDED FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO THE QUIT NUKES CAMPAIGN.
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