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Australia, as a part of the United Kingdom, conducted chemical weapons research jointly with the United States and the United Kingdom during WWII. Today, we hold almost 23% of the world's natural uranium reserves and export around 7,000 metric tons of yellowcake uranium yearly. Australia is a party to all of the major nonproliferation treaties and international export control regimes. Although Australia no longer maintains offensive weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs, it has sought or deployed some of these capabilities in the past. Australia ratified the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in 1973 and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 1998. In 1996, the Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons delive...

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