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Preparing for war isn't a suitable economic boost

As a society, do we want the government to focus on using military spending as a way of creating jobs?  Defence spending has been "decoupled" from the fiscal restraint of the rest of the Australian economy, with generous increases in funding. It is now on target to reach 2 per cent of GDP by 2021, significantly earlier than initially planned.

SA groups launch No Dump Alliance in response to nuclear Royal Commission findings

Monday 16th May 2016 - Following the recommendation of the Nuclear Royal Commission to pursue a high level nuclear waste dump in SA, Traditional Owners and representatives from health, union, faith, and conservation groups, and other prominent South Australians have responded by launching the 'No Dump Alliance.'

Attacks on health facilities in war zones must cease - Independent investigation of all attacks is essential.

Attacks on health facilities in war zones must cease.

Independent investigation of all attacks is essential.

May 9th 2016

Majority of the world’s government want to negotiate a new treaty that would prohibit nuclear weapons.

 Majority of the world’s government want to negotiate a new treaty that would prohibit nuclear weapons

IPPNW - Chernobyl effects suppressed and downplayed

IPPNWi/PSRi Press release 21.4.2016

30 years since Chernobyl

Thirty years after Chernobyl, and five years post Fukushima: Time to phase out nuclear power

Melbourne: Monday 25th April 2016 : 30 years ago on April 26, two explosions tore off the roof of the reactor core of the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the Ukraine.

Thoughts on the commemoration of ANZAC day

MAPW Vic Branch Coordinator, Dr Peter Wigg, shares his thoughts on how Australia remembers ANZAC day and how we talk about war.

Thoughts on the commemoration of ANZAC day

By Dr Peter Wigg

Doctors call on the PM to increase Australian international aid budget

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, MP


Prime Minister

DOCTORS CALL FOR BUDGET TO REDUCE MILITARY SPEND & INCREASE FOREIGN AID

 GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION ON MILITARY SPENDING, APRIL 18

The country that fuelled Fukushima to sell uranium to the country that gave us Chernobyl

The Foreign Minister’s plan to sell Australian uranium to Ukraine is a dangerous retreat from responsibility, the Australian Conservation Foundation said today.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced she will sign an agreement this week with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to supply Australian uranium to Ukraine.