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Melbourne : Thursday 26 November 2015 - The Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW) today condemned the Australia Government for risking the proliferation of nuclear weapons by confirming the sale of Australian uranium to nuclear-armed India, ignoring its own committees advice.

Change what we can change... by Dr Margaret Beavis

What can we actually do to improve outcomes, when there is an increasing sense of chaos? Working to prevent conflict is hard to sell. Yet there are many positive and effective things we can do here in Australia in response to the horrific events overseas.

We need to play a long game, and embrace and revitalise our strengths.

Making the case to increase foreign aid - recent MAPW letter in the Age

by MAPW President Dr Margaret Beavis published in The Age, Letters to the Editor, Thursday 5th November 2015

MAPW President, Dr Margaret Beavis on Banning nuclear weapons : why does it matter and what can we do about it?

Writing in the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Victorian monthly vicdoc, MAPW President Dr Margaret Beavis, sets out why banning nuclear weapons is important and how a ban will be achieved. 

Banning nuclear weapons:

World Medical Association Calls for Nuclear Weapons to be Banned

 Sunday 19th October 2015 - for immediate release

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