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Nuclear weapons: the cause of unspeakable suffering

As North Korea heightens tensions by testing a nuclear bomb, a timely new publication documents the "unspeakable suffering" caused by nuclear weapons.

Paper cranes handed to PM's representative

On Monday 4 February Dr Jenny Grounds, President of MAPW and also a doctor in the Macedon region of Victoria, joined students from Gisborne Secondary College and their teacher Ms Noriko Ikaga as they handed 2,000 paper cranes to Senator Jan McLucas, who had travelled from Queensland to represent the Prime Minister.

Face to face with Fukushima

To commemorate two years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, people directly affected will visit Australia in March to share their stories of radiation and resilience and to see the source of the uranium which is sent to their country. Several events are planned throughout Australia to provide an opportunity to meet with them, so keep your eye on our events.

Congratulations Ian Maddocks: Senior Australian of the Year

Congratulations to MAPW Life Member Emeritus Professor Ian Maddocks, Professor of Palliative Care at Flinders University, former Vice-President of IPPNWi

Human Rights Day Vigil video

On Monday 10 December members of ICANi and MAPW attended a candlelight vigil in Argyle Square in Carlton. ICANi's Takeshi has posted this Youtube of the event.

Peter Underwood speaks on Hiroshima

On Sunday 16 December Dr Peter Underwood spoke on the ABC's Occam's razor on his trip to Hiroshima for the IPPNWi meeting in August.

MAPW urges genuine peace process to resolve Israel — Palestine conflict in Gaza

MAPW has issued a statement reflecting on the recent armed conflict between Israel and Palestine in Gaza, calling for moves to ease suffering, and to work towards peace and the removal of nuclear weapons.

Catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons

Watch the new IPPNWi presentation on the medical, humanitarian and environmental consequences of nuclear weapons and nuclear war, and the reasons why nuclear weapons must be eliminated.

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.