Military alliances

MAPW reply: Defence White Paper Community Consultation - April 2009

MAPW took seriously the offer to participated in the Defence Department's Community Consultation leading up to the 2009 Defence White Paper.

Defence Consultation shows major bias: MAPW

On Wednesday 15 April, the Department of Defence released the report on its Defence White Paper Community Consultation: Looking over the horizon: Australians consider defence.

Time to upgrade Nuclear Weapons-Free-Zone treaties

MELBOURNE, 9 DECEMBER. Australia's nuclear treaties Inquiry offers a chance to call for a strengthened South Pacific Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone, MAPW members heard last night.

Associate Professor Michael Hamel-Green, Australia's foremost expert on nuclear weapons-free zones (NWFZs), was the guest speaker at a well-attended Victorian Branch dinner. 

Parliamentary Inquiry into Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament

(UPDATED 24 MARCH 2009) Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has published 78 public submissions to its Inquiry into all the international nuclear treaties involving Australia.

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.

Contribute to the Defence White Paper discussion

Australia's Defence White Paper is currently open for comment. Individual or organisational submissions can be made.

Military alliances

Our military alliances with countries such as the United States heavily influence our position in the region and the global politic.

Our dominant military alliance is with the United States of America.

Demilitarising Guam: meeting

Event Date: 
Mon, 23/06/2008 - 18:30 - 20:30

Representatives of the indigenous Chamoru people of Guam, Lisa Natividad and Julian Aguon are touring Australia. Organised by Hunter Valley Quakers and Newcastle NoWAR Collective.

Guam BBQ & meeting

Event Date: 
Sat, 28/06/2008 - 13:00
  • The hidden war in the Pacific – the struggle of the indigenous people of Guam (Guahan) against US militarism . . . and Australia’s role.

Dr. Lisa Natividad and Julian Aguon will be sharing their community’s story of struggle and striving for sovereignty and peace in the face of US occupation in a series of events.

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