New research reveals most major Australian superannuation funds have holdings in nuclear weapons companies
Many superannuation funds exclude so-called ‘controversial weapons’ from their investments, but consumers don’t know that nuclear weapons are not defined as controversial. New research from the Australia Institute and Quit Nukes reveals most major Australian superannuation funds have holdings in nuclear weapons companies, such as Airbus, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin.
Recorded live on 7 December 2021 and things may have changed since recording.
The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Bill Browne, senior researcher, Democracy & Accountablity program // @Browne90
Liam Carter, Anne Kantor Fellow // @liamcarter_au
Margaret Beavis, co-chair ICAN Australia, Quit Nukes VP // @margaretbeavis
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Additional editing Elisa Kloser
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions