Nic Maclellan

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Lives well lived. The legacy of anti-nuclear campaigning in Tahiti

Three men campaigned for decades to raise awareness of the health and environmental consequences of France’s nuclear testing program in the Pacific.

Prohibiting nuclear weapons: a Pacific Islands priority

This report was launched at the United Nations in March 2017, as nations began negotiating a treaty to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.

“This is the next East Timor”

As Indonesia tightens its grip on West Papua, Pacific nations are pushing for a negotiated solution.

Nuclear testing and racism in the Pacific islands

Between 1946 and 1996, nuclear powers used Oceania as a laboratory for nuclear testing. The deserts and islands of Australia and the Pacific were perceived as suitable for the testing of atomic bombs and thermonuclear weapons. More than 310 atmospheric and underground nuclear tests were...

Workers for all seasons: issues from New Zealand's recognised seasonal employer (RSE) program

In April 2007, New Zealand introduced the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) program, which allows NZ employers to recruit overseas workers from the Pacific and South East Asia for seasonal work in horticulture and viticulture. Over the last year, New Zealand has opened its doors to...