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Murky business: Australia's defence industry is growing, but at what cost? by Antony Loewenstein

This year's Avalon Air Show in Geelong was the first chance for the public to see the long-delayed Joint Strike Fighter in action. At a cost of at least $100 million per aircraft, Canberra is slated to spend $17 billion on 72 F-35s in the coming years.

US militarism: what are the costs to Australia? by Margaret Beavis

 When it comes to the defence of Australia, much is made of the ANZUS treaty.

Nuclear Double Speak - Letter Canberra Times - Tuesday 31 October 2017

David Wroe's article on nuclear instability ("Unstable days as nuclear club fall out", October28, Forum, p4) quotes a former long-serving Pentagon official, who describes the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as "hopelessly quixotic". This is the equivalent of asking a tobacco company about cigarette taxes.

Pine Gap and the Nobel prize the Oz government ignores

COMMENT by RUSSELL GOLDFLAM

Published by Alice Springs News - 16 October 2017

A Nobel Peace Prize born in Australia

Australians can be very proud. The winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICANi), started in Melbourne. It began when the Medical Association for the Prevention of War (MAPW) recognised that nuclear weapons, the very worst of the weapons of mass destruction, were still "legitimate".

ICAN awarded Nobel Peace Prize - Australia must now sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Saturday 7 October 2017

The Medical Association for Prevention of War congratulates ICANi for winning the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. 

Australia MUST sign nuclear disarmament treaty

Today the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) opens for signature at the United Nations. This treaty was adopted in July this year with the support of 122 nations. The treaty prohibits development, testing, production, possession, use, or threatened use of nuclear weapons.

Ban treaty is a “significant forward step” toward elimination of nuclear weapons

 [The following joint statement has been released by IPPNWi of which MAPW is an afiliate, the World Medical Association, the International Council of Nurses, and the World Federation of PublicHealth Associations. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons opens for signature at the United Nations on September 20, 2017.]