House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence

Disarmament and arms control in the nuclear age

Report

On 25 November 1986, the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence tabled its report on the entitled Disarmament and arms control in the nuclear age.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 22 chapters, 3 dissenting reports and 3 appendices.

Disarmament and arms control in the nuclear age

Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 6 (PDF 6497KB)
Terms of Reference, Committee Membership, Contents, Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms, Glossary of Terms, List of Tables and Figures, Foreward.

Ch1: Introduction
PART 1 - A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Ch2: The superpower competition and the search for disarmament and arms control
Ch3: The superpower arsenals and the strategic balance
Ch4: Deterrence and the strategic buclear doctrine of the superpowers

Ch5: The spread of nuclear weapons (horiztonal proliferation)
Ch6: The threat and consequences of nuclear war

 

Part B: Chapter 6 Endnotes to Chapter 10 Endnotes (PDF 4381KB)
Ch7: The spread of non-nuclear weapons
Ch8: World military expenditure and its economic implications
PART 2 - AUSTRALIA'S ROLE
Ch9: A summary of Australia's present policies and activities on disarmament and arms control
Ch10: Criticisms of Australia's role in disarmament and arms control

 

Part C: Chapter 11 to Chpater 15 (PDF 4964KB)
PART 3 - SOME GLOBAL ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE FOR AUSTRALIA
Ch11: Strategic defences and the ABM Treaty
Ch12: The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
Ch13: Verification technologies and anti-satellite (ASAT) warfare
Ch14: Nuclear testing and the comprehensive test ban (CTB)
PART 4 - REGIONAL ISSUES
Ch15: The Joint Unites States Australian Defence Facilities


Part D: Chapter 15 Endnotes to Appendix 3 (end) (PDF 7558KB)

Ch16: The South Pacific nuclear free zone
Ch17: Uranium mining and Australia's role in the nuclear fuel cycle
Ch18: Peace education and peace research in Australia
PART 5 - FUTURE OPTIONS AND POLICIES
Ch19: An overview of where we are and where we are heading
Ch20: Possible future options - total nuclear disarmament
Ch21: Recommended strategies and policies
Ch22: Summary of conclusions and recommendations
Dissent: Dr R E Klugman MP
Dissent: Mr P J Baldwin MP, Dr A C Theophanous MP and Mr L Kent MP
Dissent: Hon A S Peacock MP, Senator B C Teague, Mr R F Shipton MP, Hon R C Katter MP, Hon M J R MacKellar MP, Senator R Hill, Mr D F Jull MP, Mr W P Coleman MP, Mr N K Hicks MP, Hon I L Robinson MP, Senator N A Crichton-Browne and Senator D J MacGibbon

Appendix 1: Persons participating in discussions with the Committee
Appendix 2: Witnesses who appeared at public hearings
Appendix 3:  Submissions presented to the inquiry

 

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