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Budget increases military spending

Last year's cuts to defence spending have been restored in this year's budget.

ICAN petition against nuclear weapons

ICANi has launched an online petition campaign which aims to show the nations participating in the upcoming conference in Mexico that there is strong support for a treaty banning nuclear weapons.

Lest we forget

26 April was the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown - contamination continues, containment crumbles - and fuelled by uranium. Leave it in the ground.

Sally Attrill comments on Governor Peter Underwood's ANZAC Day speech

On Saturday 27 April Sally Attrill, Treasurer of Tasmanian MAPW's Tasmanian Branch had the follwing letter published in the Hobart Mercury:

Australia's military relationships: MAPW War and militarism paper no.7

Completing MAPW's series, a new two-page paper by Stewart Firth discusses our military relationships.

World military expenditure falls, but China, Russia’s spending rises, and Australia still a big spender

World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2012, a fall of 0.5 per cent in real terms since 2011, according to figures released today by SIPRIi.

Letter on North Korea by Dr Sue Wareham

The role of the US is highlighted in a letter on North Korea by MAPW Vice President Dr Sue Wareham published on Saturday 6 April in The Sydney Morning Herald.

Korea: Use of nuclear weapons must be prevented - IPPNW

IPPNWi Co-Presidents - including MAPW's Tilman Ruff - have written to the leaders of North and South Korea, and the USA, reminding them of the sobering reality of the humanitarian effects of nuclear was, and urging a comprehensive global treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons.

The letter reads:

"Price of Iraq War too great to repeat": Dr Sue Wareham in Canberra Times

MAPW Vice-President Dr Sue Wareham questions the ethics and legality of the Iraq war in an opinion piece published  by the Canberra Times.

Historic conference ends in Oslo

Officials from more than 120 countries were in Oslo this week for an international conference entitled the “Humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons.”