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Briefing on the Canberra Commission on the elimination of nuclear weapons



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NOTE FOR THE MEDIA I DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE^

N29 14 December 1995

BRIEFING ON THE CANBERRA COMMISSION ON THE ELIMINATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

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C The establishment of the Canberra^Commission on the Elimination o f Nuclear Weapons, an Australian initiative to advance the goal of a nuclear weapon free world, was announced by Prime Minister Keating on 26 November.The Commission will be launched in Sydney on 22 January 1996 and its inaugural meeting will follow in Canberra.The Convenor of the Canberra Commission, Mr Richard Butler, who is Australia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will be in Australia next week. .Mr Butler will be available for media briefings on the Commission at:r.• 1 lam, Monday 18 DecemberCommittee Room 1R4 Parliament House, Canberra• 2pm, Thursday 21 December International Media Centre Floor 29, Westpac Plaza Building 60 Margaret Street, Sydney.(For foreign correspondents)For further information contact Paul Molloy, Media Liaison Section, DFAT, (06) 261 3207.