INDEPENDENT NEWS

Disarmament advisers appointed

Published: Fri 27 Oct 2000 01:19 PM
A peace activist, a former soldier and a journalist will be amongst the new faces on the Public Advisory Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control (PACDAC) when it next meets in November.
Disarmament Minister Matt Robson and Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced the new members of the Committee today.
The Committee's input will add to advice already available through officials and non-governmental organisations, the Ministers say.
The Committee makes recommendations also on applications for funding from the Peace and Disarmament Education Trust, set up with funding from the Rainbow Warrior compensation.
The new members of the Committee are:
· Cameron Bennett of Auckland, journalist and winner in 1997 of the New Zealand media Peace award;
· Dr Kate Dewes of Christchurch, who has worked long with New Zealand and international NGOs. Dr Dewes was a member of PACDAC from 1987-90;
· Dr John Harré of Auckland, who brings a broad understanding of Pacific Island, education and regional interests;
· Dr John Henderson of Wellington, who worked with Prime Ministers in Wellington from 1985 to 1989 and now teaches at Canterbury University;
· Brigadier Roger Mortlock of Ohope, who served with the New Zealand Army from 1966 to 1999, from Vietnam to Bougainville.
Two members have been reappointed for a second three-year term:
· Prof Ann Trotter of Wellington, who has taught international relations at Otago University, and also in London, Singapore and Tokyo
· Stuart McMillan of Christchurch, journalist and now teacher.
Graham Harding of Papakowhai continues in his full term of appointment to March 2001.
The Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control chairs the Committee, which was established under the 1987 New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament and Arms Control Act.
The Committee meets several times a year, and is assisted by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Internal Affairs.

Next in New Zealand politics

Gordon Campbell on the school climate strike
By: Gordon Campbell
Latest OIA statistics released
By: State Services Commission
New legal action taken against 'Hit and Run' inquiry
By: RNZ
Mokihinui River catchment land to be added to Kahurangi
By: New Zealand Government
An Open Letter from the Youth of Aotearoa
By: SchoolStrike
We're striking and we're doing it right!
By: School strike 4 climate
Wairarapa college students will join international protest
By: Carys Gibbs
Christchurch students to join global Climate Strike
By: SchoolStrike
Climate change protest on school day divides MPs
By: RNZ
Principals seek guidance over students climate strike
By: RNZ
The Nation: National Party leader Simon Bridges
By: The Nation
Student climate change strike gets backing from Gov Minister
By: TVNZ
Gradual transition to sustainable agriculture key - O'Connor
By: BusinessDesk
Renewable power climbs in 2018 despite increased coal burn
By: BusinessDesk
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media