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.

Unhygienic views on radiation harm aired at conference

MAPW has again urged that robust science be used in  medical presentations on radiation health issues.

Emeritus Professor Ian Maddocks: SA Senior Australian of the Year

The position of South Australian Senior Australian of the Year has been awarded to Emeritus Professor Ian Maddocks, Professor of Palliative Care at Flinders University, former Vice-President of IPPNWi, former President of MAPW and long-term leader of the SA Branch of MAPW.

Arms Trade: Obama urged to ensure human rights protections

When US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visit Perth today, Amnesty International and a coalition of NGOs, including supporters of Oxfam, Act for Peace, ActionAid and Medical Association for Prevention of War, will stage an event calling on the new Obama administration to work to ensure the highest possible human rights standards and protections are embed

Death of Major-General Stretton, Iraq war critic, goes unmarked

In today's Canberra Time (14 November), MAPW member Dr Sue Wareham OAM asks why the death of Major- General Alan Stretton has been overlooked. Dr Wareham writes:

Will Clinton talks make war more likely?

The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network, in a media release issued today, has queried whether the visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Defence Secretary Leon Panetta for AUSMIN talks with our Defence Minister Stephen Smith, will consolidate agreements for the use of Australian territory by US mi

Not to late to leave uranium in the ground

The safety and legality of uranium sales are raised by member Glenys Davies in The West Australian on 23 October 2012 in a letter responding to an article by Thom Woodroofe.

India certainly is "more than cricket" as headlined in the Opinion piece by Thom Woodroofe in yesterday's West Australian.

Dr Jenny Grounds speaks at Monsalvat

On Saturday 20 October Dr Jenny Grounds, President of MAPW, gave a paper to the annual World Matters Literary Festival. Jenny was also speaking in her capacity as a member of the Iraq War Inquiry Group. Read her paper here.

Indian doctors urge Gillard not to supply uranium

Indian doctors in India have called on Australia's Prime Minister to work together with India on renewable resources, not nuclear energy.

A statement issued by Dr Arun Mitra, President of Indian Doctors for Peace and Development, to mark the PM's visit, praises Australia for not having nuclear power, saying:

Hazards of selling Australian uranium to India

Julia Gillard's visit to India this week is expected to try to pave the way for Australian uranium sales to India. MAPW has consistently opposed the sale of uranium to India, which is not a signatory of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty and has refused to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.