26 January 2012 – Order of Australia recipients are today calling for a nuclear weapons treaty.

The 706 prominent AO recipients have endorsed a statement supporting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call for negotiations on a treaty to outlaw and eliminate all nuclear weapons.

This new project from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has garnered the support of prominent Australians including writer Bryce Courtenay, media personality Ita Buttrose, sportsperson Liz Ellis, former Victorian premier Steve Bracks and former Australian Prime Ministers Malcolm Fraser, Bob Hawke and Gough Whitlam.