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These terms set out the agreement between the Australian Red Cross Society and you as user of the Make Nuclear Weapons the Target site.

The material in this site could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Australian Red Cross may make changes or improvements at any time.

This website may contain references to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Federation), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and other Red Cross or Red Crescent Society services, products, and programs that are not in your country. These references do not imply that Australian Red Cross, the Federation, ICRC, or other Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies intend to announce or provide the programs, products, or services in your country. All questions about Federation, ICRC or Red Cross or Red Crescent activities in your country should be directed to the Red Cross or Red Crescent Society in your country.


Information in the map simulation is used courtesy of Ground Zero II, a Carlos Labs project. Carlos Labs used formula available in the public domain, including from websites such as the Federation of American Scientists.

Science Caveat

The damage caused by a nuclear explosion is affected by a multitude of variables, and some of these require powerful super-computers to be simulated properly. The terrain, buildings and weather patterns are not part of the calculations used to map the damage.

Fallout shows the possible dispersion of radioactive isotopes after six hours of the explosion, assuming a constant gentle breeze.


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We reserve the right to remove user content that does not comply with the Copyright terms, Moderation policy or any of the terms of use, and to block anyone who seriously or repeatedly violates them. In particular, we may take action if you post content that:

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Some content on this website may contain the views or content of people other than Australian Red Cross and Australian Red Cross does not endorse or confirm the accuracy of such material including, in particular, content posted by users of the website.

Moderation policy

Australian Red Cross’s Make Nuclear Weapons the Target has been created to educate people about the devastating environmental, social, economic and humanitarian impact and consequences of the use of nuclear weapons in the hope of inspiring them to take action by lending their voice in support of a call for a global treaty banning the use of nuclear weapons worldwide.

The site provides you with an opportunity to look through the content and share your own stories, thoughts, opinions, memories, photographs, and audio and video recordings so as to contribute to our campaign.

Red Cross takes a proactive approach to website moderation. Conversation and debate is encouraged. You must register to contribute to this website. All comments will be regularly reviewed by Red Cross moderators.

Posting rules

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You must not submit content to us unless you are the copyright owner of that content or have appropriate permission from the owner to provide that content in complying with this copyright notice and Red Cross’s terms of use. When you submit content (including images, audio files or comments) to this website, you (or the relevant owner) retain copyright in it. However, by submitting content you grant to Australian Red Cross an irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide licence to use, adapt and exploit the content without attribution. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you waive all rights in relation to the content. If you have submitted content unaware of this policy (or if someone has submitted content owned by you without your permission) and you wish to have the content removed, please contact us at privacy@ redcross.org.au, and we can remove the content from our system. Any existing copies of the content made by third parties will continue to remain licensed under the Creative Commons licence, see below.

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Personal information collected by Australian Red Cross Society is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the 'Privacy Act'). Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you and includes sensitive and health information.

Red Cross has a Privacy Policy that applies in addition to these terms. The Privacy Policy contains detailed information about Red Cross' responsibilities, your rights, and the information that may be collected by Red Cross and how it would be used. Our Privacy Policy also provides a process for requesting access to your personal information.


The primary purpose for collecting personal information from you through this site is to ensure the proper and lawful functioning of this site, to verify the accuracy of the content provided to Red Cross and to continue our education and advocacy activities by providing you with updates of the campaign’s activities and progress.

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The personal information we collect via this website includes:

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If you opt in to receive updates, your personal information will be used to provide you with updates for the Make Nuclear Weapons the Target campaign.

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