Australia's military

What is Happening at Pine Gap? seminar by Prof. Richard Tanter

Event Date: 
Thu, 20/03/2014 - 17:00 - 18:30
Location: 
Room 224, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton
The Nuclear Weapons Study Circle presents a seminar by Prof.

Can Australia claim to be a sovereign nation?

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser asks us to consider our independence given America's continued military interest in this region. In an article published today in The Age, Mr Fraser reminds us that if we have a sense of pride in being an independent nation then we should think again about our military ties with the USA.

Australian veterans' health: Afghanistan - MAPW War and Health fact sheet 8

"Australian veterans' health: Afghanistan" is No 8 in the MAPW series of 2-page fact sheets, Australia: War and Health. The fact sheet discusses documented health effects of the war in Afghanistan on Australian military and on veterans, including deaths, injuries, long-term health effects, and psychological effects.

Australian veterans' health: WW2 - MAPW War and Health fact sheet 3

"Australian veterans' health: WW2" is No 3 in the MAPW series of 2-page fact sheets, Australia: War and Health. The fact sheet discusses  health effects of WW2 on Australian military and veterans.

Australian veterans' health: Iraq War - MAPW War and Health fact sheet 7

"Australian veterans' health: Iraq War" is No 7 in the MAPW series of 2-page fact sheets, Australia: War and Health. The fact sheet discusses documented health effects of the Iraq War on Australian veterans, including psychological disorders and in particular Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Australian veterans' health: Gulf War - MAPW War and Health fact sheet 6

"Australian veterans' health: Gulf War" is No 6 in the MAPW series of 2-page fact sheets, Australia: War and Health. The fact sheet discusses documented effects of the Gulf War (or first Iraq War) including chronic fatigue and high levels of psychological disorders including  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It also discusses the debate and evidence on Gulf War Syndrome. 

Australian veterans' health: Vietnam - MAPW War and Health fact sheet 5

"Australian veterans' health: Vietnam" is No 5 in the MAPW series of 2-page fact sheets, Australia: War and Health. It documents death and injuries suffered by Australian troops in Vietnam, the disproportionate casualties among conscripts; and the severe long-lasting health effects on veterans, their children, and future generations.

Australian veterans' health: Korea - MAPW War and Health fact sheet 4

"Australian veterans' health: Korea" is No 4 in the MAPW series of 2-page fact sheets, Australia: War and Health. Troops were wounded by gunfire, and suffered the effects of trench warfare in a severe climate. The fact sheet also documents longer term health effects for veterans, including a high level of cancers, and mental health effects; with reminiscences from gardener Peter Cundall.

Australian veterans' health: WW1 - MAPW War and Health fact sheet 2

The second in MAPW's 2013 series on war and health, this fact sheet discusses the wounds, disease and psychological trauma experienced by Australian participants and veterans of World War One.

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