SPNFZSouth Pacific Nuclear Free Zone treaty
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In 1983 when Australia under its newly elected Labour government resurrected the SPNFZ proposal at a meeting of the South Pacific Forum, Muldoon ungraciously accepted the consensus; but he made it clear that he regarded the proposal formulated by the Australians -- which did not affect the movement of nuclear ships -- as lacking in substance.
The SPNFZ has its roots in the internal politics of the Australian Labor Party (ALP).
For the Hawke Labor government, SPNFZ was a symbol intended to neutralize the potency of anti-nuclear sentiment with the rank and file of the party, while the government got on with the business of developing a serious security policy that included the U.