Australia's military

MAPW submission on ANZAC Centenary: September 2010

MAPW challenges misconceptions about Australia's role in external and internal wars, in a detailed submission to the National Commission advisingthe Government on options to mark the 2015 ANZAC Centenary. MAPW questions the lack of reference to widespread Australian opposition to our participation in the 1914-1918 war, as well as any direct reference to the violent conflict of Euro

MAPW analysis: Afghanistan election policies, 5 August 2010

Australia’s biggest current defence deployment is to Afghanistan. Yet in early August 2010, neither of the two major political parties in Australia had released their official foreign affairs policies, or made any clear statement regarding Australia’s military contribution in Afghanistan and our future involvement in the Afghanistan war.

MAPW says: Time to talk troop withdrawal

Why aren’t Ms Gillard and Mr Abbott debating Australia’s military contribution in Afghanistan?

MAPW paper queries Afghanistan participation

MAPW has launched a new discussion paper on Afghanistan by member and psychiatrist Dr Peter Wigg.

Vision 2030 : an alternative approach to Australian security. MAPW 2010

Vision 2030: An Alternative Approach to Australian Security.Foreword by the Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser. MAPW 2010 publication which examines the 2009 defence white paper “Defending Australia in the Asia Pacific Century: Force 2030”, and calls for debate on Australia’s military expenditure and policies.

MAPW Media release: Launch of "Vision 2030". May 2010

Media release with details of launch of MAPW's Vision 2030; on Monday 24 May 2010: a new publication discussing Australia's defence strategies and spending

MAPW media alert May 2010: Launch of Vision 2030

Media Alert for launch 10am Monday 24 May 2010, of new MAPW booklet on Australia's defence spending and strategies. (Media release and document will be uploaded Monday).

Afghanistan "troops home" advertisement: Western Australian, March 2010

Advertisement published in the Western Australian newspaper 3 March 2010. Authorised by MAPW. Funded by a donation in memory of "Reverend Keith Dowding and all who seek peace". The advertisement notes the financial and human costs of the Afghanistan war, and calls on Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith to bring Australian troops home.

MAPW supports Bill for parliamentary approval for wars

MAPW has supported a Bill before Australia's Parliament, which would require the Parliament to give approval before Australia sends troops to an overseas war.

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