News

MAPW makes submission to 2013 Defence White Paper

Australia's changing strategic environment has prompted the development of a new Defence White Paper. An MAPW submission has been written by Dr Jenny Grounds.

Oslo and beyond

On 25 February 2013 the Kyoda News in Japan published an opinion piece by MAPW's Tilman Ruff (Co-President of IPPNWi), Oslo and beyond: the humanitarian dimensions of nuclear weapons, about the implications of the forthcoming international conference on

Let's talk about Iraq

Dr Sue Wareham, MAPW Vice-President, argues in today's Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers that the 10th anniversary of the massive anti-war demonstrations around Australia and across the world, is a fitting occasion for an inquiry into Australia's participation in the Iraq war.

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.