Foreign bases

IPAN statement for signatures

Statement calling for an independent Australian foreign policy, expressing particular concerns about the basing of foreign troops in Australian territory: including the stationing of US marines in Darwin; the presence of the Pine Gap surveillance facility; the use of West Australian naval facilities by US warships and the possibility of US military aircraft and warships being stationed at Stir

Independent and Peaceful Australia Network: statement

Statement calling for an independent Australian foreign policy, expressing particular concerns about the basing of foreign troops in Australian territory: including the stationing of US marines in Darwin; the presence of the Pine Gap surveillance facility; the use of West Australian naval facilities by US warships and the possibility of US military aircraft and warships being stationed at Stir

All the way with the USA? How Darwin received its US troops

Justin Tutty, from Darwin's Basewatch organisation, reviews the first year of US troops being circulated through Darwin, noting that the priority for the first 250 Marines was to created a good impression - which may be more difficult to achieve as numbers rise in coming years. First published in Crikey.

Will Clinton talks make war more likely?

The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network, in a media release issued today, has queried whether the visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Defence Secretary Leon Panetta for AUSMIN talks with our Defence Minister Stephen Smith, will consolidate agreements for the use of Australian territory by US mi

IPAN Media Release: US bases and Clinton-Panetta AUSMIN visit, November 2012

Independent and Peaceful Australia Network Media Release, 14 November 2012: implications of Clinton-Panetta visit to Perth for AUSMIN, November 2012, for US bases, the nature of the US alliance, and Australia's involvement in future wars. Spokesperson Professor Richard Tanter.

Letter on US bases to Foreign Minister Smith - 21 September 2012

The Independent & Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) was launched on the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2012, and as its first action wrote to Foreign Minister Stephen Smith, introducing the organisation and outlining its campaign to promote an independent Australian foreign policy that builds peace and nonviolent resolution of conflict in our regionand opposing the establishm

Launch of national network opposing US bases

MAPW is a founding member of a the Independent & Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) which was launched around Australia on the International Day of Peace, 21 September.

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