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Comments to the National Radioactive Waste Management Project submitted by Medical Association for Prevention of War & Public Health Association of Australia

Joint submission from the Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW) and the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) – (Authors: Dr Bill Williams (MAPW) and Dr

Democracy is missing in action as we rush to war

 For a society which believes that power flows from the people to the state rather than the reverse, the spectacle of prime ministers clinging to the ancient privileges of the sovereign to decide on matters of war and peace is both an anomaly and an anachronism. When it comes to the grave decision to commit Australian troops to war, our government needs to move with the times.

Poor sick Iraq

Poor sick Iraq by Dr Peter Wigg, October 2014


More Australian Government Action Needed on Ebola

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) & the Australian Healtcare & Hospitals Association have called on the Australian Government to do more to help stem the spread of ebola across West Africa. Speaking at a press conference Michael Moore, CEO of the PHAA said,

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