Committee

The Hiroshima Day Committee

The Hiroshima Day Committee is a coalition of groups from unions, peace groups, and other social change groups.

At present the people who have been elected to positions on the committee are:

Affiliates:

Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition, Breakout Design and Print, Communist Party of Australia, Communist Party of Australia (ML), Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union (Construction Branch), Greenpeace, Greens, Justice Action, Manly Warringah Teachers for Nuclear Disarmament, Maritime Union of Australia (Central NSW Branch), Medical Association for the Prevention of War, NSW Teachers Federation, Pax Christi, People for Nuclear Disarmament, Progressive Labor Party (Sydney Branch), Stop the War Coalition, Sydney Peace & Justice Coalition, Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, (Sydney) Uniting Church/Search.

Our contact details:

PO Box K257, Haymarket, NSW 1240
Phone: (02) 0418 290 663
Email: denis@anti-bases.org

Obituary – Brian Miller

For many years Brian Miller of the CFMEU was the energetic representative of his union on the Hiroshima Day Committee. He made a name for himself in the peace movement in Sydney for the ‘stages’ that he constructed for Hiroshima Day rallies and other peace events.

He was also for many years the chairperson or joint chairperson of the Hiroshima Committee.

We remember Brian fondly.

The following tribute is from the CFMEU website:

Brian Miller, CFMEU Organiser and Safety Co-ordinator died Wednesday 25th June, 2003 at 3.30pm after a courageous fight with cancer.

Brian was a legend in the building industry, having worked for the union for over 30 years. He participated in many union campaigns for improvements in wages and working conditions for building workers. However, his most outstanding contribution was improving workplace safety. Brian never compromised with the developers and contractors in respect of safety.

In addition to his union work, Brian participated in the broader community with social and political campaigns. He co-ordinated volunteer building workers to assist in the rebuilding of Darwin after Cyclone Tracy and volunteer rebuilding efforts after the Nyngan flood and bushfires of 1993/4.

Brian was also a long standing peace activist, being the motivator behind over 150 major construction projects in Sydney being voted “peace sites”, including Darling Harbour, the QVB and the Entertainment Centre.

CFMEU State Secretary Andrew Ferguson paid tribute to Brian Miller: “The building industry is a dangerous place – but Brian’s tireless work has made it considerably less dangerous than when he started. It’s fair to say that Brian Miller’s work saved many lives.”

We thank Babs Fuller Quinn

Babs in 2005 has decided to retire as treasurer of the Hiroshima Day Committee. We are not sure how long Babs has had that position, it seems that she has always been there.

In recent years Babs has been plagued by some medical problems, which have curtailed her many activities.

The Hiroshima Day Committee thanks Babs for her many years of sterling service as treasurer of the committee.