Australia

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

War is a health hazard: MAPW paper 2, Jenny Grounds, March 2012

The second in a series on war and militarism in Australia, this two-page paper by MAPW President Dr Jenny Grounds discusses the effects of war on health - both by destroying human life and health and the environment that supports us, and by diverting resources from health care and human wellbeing. Written March 2012.

Answers sought over nerve gas plan

An article from The Australian, 7 July 2008, concerning US plans in the 1960s to test nerve gases, including sarin, on Australian military personnel.

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.

Militarising Australian History: MAPW paper 1, Marilyn Lake, February 2012 (printer version)

The first in a series on war and militarism in Australia, this two-page paper written for MAPW by Professor Marilyn Lake argues that the militarisation of Australian history has increased dramatically. The assumption that national history is military history is now widespread; while commemoration of other national achievements is much more limited.

Militarising Australian History: MAPW paper 1, Marilyn Lake. February 2012

The first in a series on war and militarism in Australia, this two-page paper written for MAPW by Professor Marilyn Lake argues that the militarisation of Australian history has increased dramatically. The assumption that national history is military history is now widespread; while commemoration of other national achievements is much more limited.

MAPW media release: Bombing of Darwin Day: Do we need it? - February 2012

This 20 February 2012 media release from MAPW states that Australia does not need yet another annual day to commemorate warfare.

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