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Nuclear threat dealt with by ANU

By johnboy - 18 May 2011 5

The ANU is letting us know about their new Centre for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. Which is nice, but perhaps they’re bigging themselves up just a tad?

Worldwide efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and eventually eliminate them have been boosted by the launch of a new centre at The Australian National University.

The Centre for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (CNND) will be headed by former UN Assistant-Secretary General Professor Ramesh Thakur who will work with a small advisory group led by ANU Chancellor Professor Gareth Evans. The centre has been funded for its first two years of operation by the Australian Government and ANU, with support from the governments of Switzerland and Slovenia.

The centre will produce a regular ‘state of play’ report card on worldwide efforts to minimise the risk of nuclear weapons use, stop their spread and ultimately achieve their complete elimination.

The creation of a centre such as CNND was a major recommendation of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.

Anyway, a good thing to have in Canberra.

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5 Responses to
Nuclear threat dealt with by ANU
BimboGeek 12:31 pm 21 May 11

If they’ve already convinced Switzerland and Slovenia to disarm, how can they possibly fail?

Mr Evil 10:07 am 21 May 11

Why all the negativity, guys?

Gareth can throw a pretty mean ashtray when he’s angry, so China, USA, Korea, India, Israel, Russia and Iran better watch their step.

gazket 11:21 pm 20 May 11

It would be nice to be able to make up some title and job and get paid big bucks for dribbling. I hope they all get parking tickets.

Skidbladnir 4:28 pm 20 May 11

The centre will… minimise the risk of nuclear weapons use, stop their spread and ultimately achieve their complete elimination.

Qualifications of those involved:
Just watch the opening reel of The Magnificent Seven and you won’t have to bother with this part; you should crawl before them on hands and knees and beg for the privilege of paying their salaries.

LSWCHP 9:46 pm 18 May 11

Expensive boondoggle. A few blokes in suits will be paid beaucoup bikkies to produce occasional waffly reports of no consequence that nobody will ever read. There will be much self congratulatory bloviation as per this press release, describing how significant it all is.

I worked for several years in the organisation that Ian Warden used to refer to as The School of Inconsequential Studies at the ANU, so I’m pretty confident about my analysis. 🙂

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