Menu
News

Australia to take lead role on UNSC

Foreign Minister Bob Carr
Foreign Minister Bob Carr

AUSTRALIA will take the lead role on the United Nations Security Council in relation to the Taliban, with Foreign Minister Bob Carr hoping to take on the global arms trade treaty which has, to date, failed to get universal approval.

After securing the temporary seat on the UNSC, Senator Carr said the sanction committee had given Australia the authority to lead UN sanctions against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

While he said the move was a reflection of Australia's high standing on the council, he said Australia would be pushing for a global arms trade treaty - to prevent illegal imports of weapons.

Such a treaty has long been on the UNSC agenda, but has failed to gain the unanimity it needed to pass.

Topics:  bob carr taliban united nations



Information sought on abuse claims at health organisation

Quest Care Incorporated, formerly known as New Life Centre is in liquidation amid speculation abuse may have taken place inside the centre.

Ipswich healthcare organisation in liquidation

Ipswich's boom suburbs won't see rail for at least six years

Queensland Rail said the reduction in services coincides with a low passenger demand period on the affected lines.

"the extension(s) rely on the completion of Cross River Rail”

Local Partners