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With Donald Trump in power, Australia urgently needs to re-evaluate its US bases - Sydney Morning Herald 2 February 2017

Recent changes to the US National Security Council (NSC) should be ringing loud alarm bells in Canberra.

Ten more questions about Australia’s nuclear waste - February 2017

1. Is the waste dump needed for nuclear medicine to continue?

No. The government is confusing the nuclear waste we have now with nuclear waste they are planning to make in the future.

STOP the ARMS TRADE at AVALON Air Show

Avalon Air Show used to be just an air show, and now it promotes military might and weapons dealing. An expanding arms trade ultimately harms communities and nations. Please return it to just an air show, and stop the arms trade being promoted at this event.

The Turnbull government must keep Australia out of US wars

Australian foreign policy and defence forces are too closely enmeshed with the US, according to a group of health professionals. 

Why is Australia not fully behind efforts to prohibit nuclear weapons?

Opinion article by Dr Sue Wareham, Canberra Times,  published December 29th 2016

Despite Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the world is closer to banning nuclear weapons - by Dr Margaret Beavis

Despite Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the world is closer to banning nuclear weapons

Despite Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump's posturing on nuclear weapons, we are suddenly as close as we have ever been to making these weapons of mass destruction illegal.

Health Workers Under Fire - Minister for Defence, Hon Marise Payne responds to MAPW letter of concern

On December 4th 2016, MAPW President, Dr Margaret Beavis wrote to the Minister for The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon Julie Bishop MP and the Minister for Defence, Hon Marise Payne, regarding the implementation of UN Resolution 2286, adopted on May 3rd 2016, relating to the protection of medical care in armed conflict

No Airport Arms Adverts - Read the latest campaign bulletins

The No Airport Arms Adverts campaign has published five campaign bulletins covering different aspects of the arms trade.

NAAA Campaign Bulletin 1 - the Global Arms Trade  - and the wars it fuels (Aug 2016)

NAAA Campaign Bulletin 2 - Arms Promotions - a history of controvercy (Sept 2016)

NAAA Campaign Bulletin 3 - Who's profiting in the Middle East ? (Oct 2016)

NAAA Campaign Bulletin 4 - Nuclear Weapons - who makes these horrific devices? (Nov 2016)

NAAA Campaign Bulletin 5 - US Election Result... good news for the weapons industry (Dec 2016)

NAAA Campaign Bulletin 6 - Lockheed Martin - No 1 War Profiteer (Aug 2016)

 

You can keep up to date with campaign news and updates via the campaign facebook page.

You can contact the campaign by emailing naaa@mapw.org.au

Health Workers Under Fire - letter to Australia Foreign Minister from MAPW President Dr Margaret Beavis

The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Parliament House, Canberra

30th November, 2016

 

Dear Minister,