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The Australian arms industry. MAPW: Peter Wigg - 2013

An October 2013 account by MAPW member Dr Peter Wigg of the Australian arms industry. This was once largely state-owned and geared towards providing for the needs of Australian forces. From the 1980s it has been the deliberate policy of federal and state governments to privatise it and to promote the export of military products to generate revenue.

Establishing an Arms Trade Treaty: MAPW, 2013

The Strange Difficulty of Establishing an Arms Trade Treaty: a paper written by psychiatrist Dr Peter Wigg in early 2013 discussing the international weapons trade in the light of his recent experiences caring for victims of war in the Middle East, and describing negotiations at the UN to establish the first ever international treaty controlling the trade in arms.

Syria's chemical weapons: IPPNW statement of concern

IPPNWi Executive is alarmed by reports that the Syrian government may be preparing to use sarin agents or other chemical weapons. Such an act would be a war crime. (MAPW is the Australian affiliate of the global IPPNWi.)

IPPNWi's statement of concern follows recent reports that suggest that the Syrian government may be preparing chemical weapons.

Australia's trade in arms: MAPW paper 6, Michelle Fahy, October 2012 (printer version)

No 6 in MAPW's War and Militarism series, this paper, written by researcher and writer Michelle Fahy, looks at Australia's arms export industry, the lack of transparency and information on this significant trade, and the need for international regulation.

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