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Glen Clarke

Title
Australian warhead with rising tide of human rights abuses
Medium
origami shirts folded from world currencies on cotton thread
Dimensions
223 x 121 x 77 cm
Further information

Is Australia capable of manufacturing nuclear weapons? Australia is set to jump from 20th to 10th position in the global arms race through Malcom Turnbull’s Defence Export Strategy. Electro Optic Systems, an Australian-owned Canberra-based company, has received grants worth $3.7 million from the Federal Government for the delivery of state-of-the-art remote weapon systems to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Australian Defence exports are currently worth about $2 billion per year. While our First Nations people are still second-class citizens, Australia’s treatment of refugees on Manus Island and Nauru is strategically aimed at gaining a fist-full of election votes. From 1920 to 2019, has the word ‘humanity’ lost its meaning?

Glen Clarke, 2019