/ 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…

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