Australia

New report on sources of funding for proposed Canberra war memorials

The proposed new war memorials on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin have elicited much comment, most of it negative. One of the arguments that has been raised is that much of the funding is likely to come from the weapons industry.

War memorials and the arms industry: Report, September 2011

Two large war memorials are currently being proposed for the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. To build the memorials the Memorials Development Committee need to raise $25 million.

MAPW supports Wilkie's call for Iraq war inquiry

15 August 2011, Canberra Times: Letter from MAPW's Dr Sue Wareham OAM
Andrew Wilkie’s call for an inquiry into Australia’s participation in the 2003 invasion of Iraq (“Wilkie calls for Howard to answer questions over Iraq”, CT August 11) should be applauded and supported.

MAPW speaks at protest against Defence and Industry

MAPW's SA branch co-ordinator Dr Amanda Ruler spoke at a protest held in response to a Defence and Industry conference and expo being held at the Adelaide convention centre.

The conference ran from the 27 - 30 of June.

A full transcript of the speech is available here.

Speech by Dr Sue Wareham to the War Memorials Forum public meeting. March 23, 2011.

A speech given by Dr Wareham at a public meeting called in response to the proposal to build two large war memorials beside Lake Burley Griffin in the nation's capital. More information on this topic can be found at http://www.lakewarmemorialsforum.org/.

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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:

What has Wikileaks revealed? MAPW report, January 2011.

This MAPW report gives a brief overview of some of the the thousands of revelations already published by Wikileaks.

What has Wikileaks revealed? New MAPW report

This MAPW report focuses on Wikileaks revelations about Australia, and on issues of particular interest to our members.

MAPW joins Canberra launch to query more memorials

CANBERRA, 2 FEBRUARY 2011. MAPW joined the launch today by six prominent Australians, of The Lake War Memorials Forum website.

The website aims to give an opportunity for Australians to express their views about the proposal to build two large war memorials on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra.

MAPW urges Parliament to strengthen cluster munitions treaty

MAPW has made a submission to the Senate, urging that legislation currently before the Parliament be amended to strengthen, rather than undermine, the recent international treaty aiming to ban these shocking weapons.

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