Causes and costs of war

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.

Nuclear famine: New IPPNW study shows a billion people at risk

A nuclear war anywhere in the world, using as few as 100 weapons, would disrupt the global climate and agricultural production so severely that the lives of more than a billion people would be at risk, according to research findings released overnight by MAPW's international organisation IPPNWi.

Nuclear famine: a billion lives at risk: IPPNW report, 2012.

A report on the probable climatic impact of a limited nuclear war, for example between India and Pakistan, its effects on world food production, and subsequent health impacts.

Michael Leunig, Peter Cundall reflect on Language of War for MAPW on Anzac Eve

Artist Michael Leunig and gardener and TV presenter Peter Cundall will join local writers and performers to reflect on The Language of War,  on Anzac Eve in Melbourne.

Cundall and Leunig launch MAPW's “War is a Health Hazard”: Anzac Eve 2012

Media release issued 23 April 2012, promoting launch of MAPW paper on War and Health, at Anzac Eve event with Peter Cundall and Michael Leunig as special guests of MAPW and Brunswick Secondary College. The paper and the event focus on the human and health costs of war. The 2-page paper is written by the President of MAPW, Dr Jenny Grounds.

MAPW National Newsletter Autumn 2012

MAPW four-page national newsletter, published early April 2012. Features include the arms trade; Sri Lanka; and divesting from nuclear weapons.

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