Foreign bases

Flyer: Nuclear risks of US bases: Workshop, August 2012

Flyer for Melbourne workshop, Thursday 9 August 2012: Nuclear risks of US bases. With Richard Tanter and Dimity Hawkins.

Back to the Bases: R. Tanter on US forces in Australia, May 2012

Professor Richard Tanter writes in Arena Magazine, April-May 2012. 5-page article analysing the expansion of US forces in Australia, including the deployment of forces through Darwin, the increase use of Australian air bases by US aircraft: and more submarine visits to Australian ports; as well as the possibility of use of the Cocos Islands.

US forces in Australia

Flyer for meeting on Tuesday 19 June 2012 to discuss campaign for an independent foreign policy for Australia which promotes peace in our region

Anti-bases campaign meeting

Event Date: 
Thu, 08/12/2011 - 18:30

A meeting to discuss responses to U.S. troops being stationed in Australia.

  • Date: Thursday 8 December 2011
  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Venue: 499 Elizabeth St., Surry Hills

US military presence, cluster bombs, and uranium sales: MAPW members speak out

Updated 23 November: President Obama's Australian visit has sparked announcements of an expanded US military presence in Australia -raising the possibility of storage of banned cluster bombs - while the PM has made clear her intention to change policy on uranium sales to India. Our members have spoken on radio, and once again written numerous letters to the media.

Rally against US bases in NT

Event Date: 
Thu, 17/11/2011 - 12:00 - 14:00

Darwin Residents Against War (DRAW) invite past members, friends and supporters to join them on the occasion of president Obama's local visit to demonstrate opposition to mooted announcements of increased US troop activities in the Top End and more movements of nuclear warships in Darwin Harbour.

Military bases in Australia

Policy approved 11 November 2008 by National Council


MAPW opposes any base or facility in Australia playing any role in preparation for and conduct of nuclear war, or being used for offensive military operations.

MAPW opposes the US Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system and any Australian involvement in it.

Australia's nuclear links breach international obligations: ICAN

28 OCTOBER 2008:   The UN Human Rights Committee meets this week to determine a list of issues to raise with Australia in March 2009, concerning compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

2008 Defence White Paper: MAPW submission

Submission prepared by MAPW President Sue Wareham to the Defence White Paper, covering issues raised by Dr Wareham during the community consultation around the Defence Department's discussion paper, Key Questions for Defence in the 21st Century.

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