/ 31 May 2021

Aussie in top nuke role

Whenever an Aussie does well on the international stage, we like to acknowledge it – even if it is the unlikely stage of managing the nuclear proliferation dreams of some of the world’s trickiest customers… Dr Robert Floyd, a scientist who has been head of the Aussie Government’s office keeping a check on nuclear weapons, has a big new job. He’s been elected Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. It’s the United Nations body charged with policing the world’s nuclear ambitions. Nations that aren’t signed up to the treaty: the US, China, North Korea, India, Pakistan, Iran, Israel and Egypt. “Never in my wildest dreams have I thought I could be heading such an important organisation and championing such an important cause,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald. Good luck, Dr Rob…

Know someone who'd be interested in this story? Click to share...

The Squiz Today

Your shortcut to being informed, we've got your news needs covered.

Get the Squiz Today newsletter

Quick, agenda-free news that doesn't take itself too seriously. Get on it.