Susan Thiselton said it was “wonderful” to see the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) awarded the Nobel peace prize.
Local members of ICAN, Susan Thiselton and Sue Coleman-Haseldine travelled to New York earlier this year where Ms Coleman-Haseldine spoke to a UN conference about the after-effects of the 1956 Maralinga tests.
“It’s wonderful to see and I’m extremely proud of everyone throughout the world who has worked towards it,” Ms Thiselton said.
“When I went to New York it was very humbling – we work on the ground and there we were working with the people at the top, and both need each other to succeed.
“I’m very privileged to be part of it and proud to be part of the Nobel prize effort.”
ICAN is a Melbourne-born advocacy group that pushed to establish a treaty to ban nuclear weapons and works to promote full implementation of the treaty.
The group is composed of more than 450 civil society organisations in more than 100 countries.