Australia

Promoting security: militarism or diplomacy: MAPW paper 4, John Langmore, July 2012

Promoting security: militarism or diplomacy is the fourth in MAPW's War and militarism series.

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.

Quaker Peace & Legislation Committee Watching Brief on Militarism.

Quaker Australia report (April 2012) on global and national trends in militarism and military policy.

Former Defence Secretary says we should locate war-making powers in the Parliament: MAPW media release April 2012

Media Release, 27 April 2012. Announcing launch of a paper written by Paul Barratt AO, a former Secretary to the Department of Defence. Mr Barratt says the power to make war should be removed from Executive government (Cabinet) and located in the Australian Parliament.

Sending Australians to War: MAPW Paper 3, Paul Barratt, April 2012

"Sending Australians to War" is a 2-page MAPW paper proposing that Parliament should decide whether Australians should go to war. The 2-page paper, written for MAPW by Paul Barratt AO, a former Secretary to the Department of Defence, argues that the power to make war should be removed from Executive government (Cabinet) and located in the Australian Parliament.

Who decides when Australia goes to war?

A new MAPW paper says the power to make war should be removed from Executive government (Cabinet) and located in the Australian Parliament. Sending Australians to War is the third in the MAPW War & Militarism series.

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