Stop AUKUS Petition tabled in Federal Parliament
A petition calling for the controversial AUKUS military pact to be cancelled has been presented to federal parliament.
With almost 27,000 signatures the document also calls on the government to halt plans to spend up to 170 billion dollars on nuclear submarines.
The petition was organised by the national peace group IPAN - the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network, and was tabled in parliament this week by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John.
Senator Steele-John said the AUKUS agreement would do nothing to reduce conflict in our region.
“The AUKUS pact escalates tensions in the Asia-Pacific and significantly increases the likelihood of nuclear arms proliferation among non-nuclear armed states."