Australia

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.

Emotions and the criticism of war: MAPW publishes new paper

The emotional responses which have become part of any debate about war or about Australia's military history, including the discussion of Anzac day, are discussed in this new paper published by MAPW.

This two-page paper is the fifth in MAPW's series on War and Militarism, and has been written for us by historian Professor Joy Damousi.

Emotions and the criticism of war: MAPW paper 5, Joy Damousi, September 2012

This two-page paper is the fifth in MAPW's series on War and Militarism. Written by historian Professor Joy Damousi, it considers the emotional responses which have become part of any debate about war or about Australia's military history, including the discussion of Anzac day.

Submission to DECO on Defence Trade Controls Regulations

This submission was sent to the Defence Export Control Office in February 2012. It points out the inconsistencies between the proposed bilateral trade between Australia and the United States in defence articles and Australia's intention to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty or ATT.

Call for Iraq War Inquiry: Media Release, 16 August 2012

Media release for the launch by the Iraq War Inquiry Group, at Parliament House, Canberra, of a call for an independent inquiry into how Australia got into the Iraq War; and the release of a booklet supporting this call. 16 August 2012.

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.

"Why did we go to war in Iraq?" Iraq War Inquiry Group booklet: August 2012

What led to Australia invading Iraq in 2003? The Iraq War Inquiry Group is calling for an enquiry into the reasons behind Australia's participation in the invasion and a review of the war powers of the government, to draw out what lessons can be learned for the future. The case for an inquiry is set out in detail in a new booklet, “Why did we go to war in Iraq?

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