Military alliances

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.

Call for Iraq War Inquiry

16 August 2012. Today leading Australians are to call for an independent inquiry into the decisions that led to Australia invading Iraq, and a review of the war powers of the government, to draw out what lessons can be learned for the future.

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.

Armed neutrality

An article published in Peace Dossier 10, August 1984 by novelist and activist David Martin. David Martin argues that while remaining armed, Australia should take control of its own defence and neither depend on military alliances nor participate in the invasion of other countries.

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.

MAPW submission on Defence Trade Controls Regulations, enabling arms exports to USA

MAPW has made a submission to the Government, critiquing the proposed Defence Trade Controls Regulations and submitting that they would undermine the Arms Trade Treaty which Australia has helped to negotiate.

MAPW submission re draft Defence Trade Controls Regulations 2012: February 2012

MAPW's brief submission notes Australia’s active support for the ATT (Arms Trade Treaty), and submits that MAPW is very disappointed to note the proposed Defence Trade Controls Regulations which are necessary to implement a new defence trade agreement with the USA. These would appear to undermine one of the fundamental components of the ATT – transparency.

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.

Wikileaks: Deception over missile defence - Letter to Canberra Times

THURSDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2011: MAPW's Immediate Past President Dr Sue Wareham OAM, had this letter published in today's Canberra Times:

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