The Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia) works for the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction and the prevention of armed conflict. We promote peace through research, advocacy, peace education and partnerships. Please use our many resources on nuclear weapons, power and waste, peace and conflicts.

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Recent News

Nuclear Weapons Banned at Last - now lets put Australia on the right side of history

Just over a week ago, at a United Nations meeting in New York, more than 120 countries approved a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

Australia MUST sign up to UN treaty banning nuclear weapons

Sunday 9  July  - Melbourne Australia - The historic treaty banning nuclear weapons, just adopted by the United Nations in New York, has the potential to reduce current tensions with North Korea.

War is a Health Issue - Melbourne University must end collaboration with arms manufacturer Lockheed Martin

Following the announcement by Melbourne University that it will be collaborating with weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin, the MAPW Student Group has written to the university calling for the partnership not to go ahead.

As medical students, they are concerned that any association with such a company, implicates the university in the development of weapons which kill and effect the health of those who survive there use.

MAPW Student Group is also requesting a meeting with the university to put their case. Watch out for more updates soon.

In the meantime, read the MAPW Student Group letter below.

To find out more about MAPW Student Group at Melbourne University, follow their facebook page


MAPW submission to the Joint Committee on Treaties inquiry - Generation IV Nuclear Energy - Accession

The inquiry will examine the following treaty: Framework Agreement for International Collaboration on Research and Development of Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems, as extended by the Agreement Extending the Framework Agreement for International Collaboration on Research and Development of Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems (Washington, 28 February 2005) 

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