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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.

World Food Day: risk of nuclear famine

MAPW President Dr Jenny Grounds writes: Today is World Food Day which highlights the continuing disparities in food supply around the planet. On this day let us acknowledge that nuclear weapons present a huge threat to production of food.

Launch of national network opposing US bases

MAPW is a founding member of a the Independent & Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) which was launched around Australia on the International Day of Peace, 21 September.

Emotions and the criticism of war: MAPW publishes new paper

The emotional responses which have become part of any debate about war or about Australia's military history, including the discussion of Anzac day, are discussed in this new paper published by MAPW.

This two-page paper is the fifth in MAPW's series on War and Militarism, and has been written for us by historian Professor Joy Damousi.

MAPW urges students to consider health costs of war

CAIRNS, WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER: MAPW's Dr Jenny Grounds was the keynote speaker at the final plenary of this year's Global Health Conference, attended by 500 medical students from around Australia.

Pictures and reports from Hiroshima Congress

 Check out our Facebook and Flickr pages for short video clips, news and photos of MAPW members' participation in the 20th IPPNWi Congress at Hiroshima.

MAPW members contribute at Hiroshima meetings

Eight MAPW representatives will be present at the opening of IPPNWi's biennial Congress in Hiroshima on Friday. The Congress has been preceded by a Student Congress, and an ICANi international planning meeting, with Board and Council meetings also scheduled.

Call for Iraq War Inquiry

16 August 2012. Today leading Australians are to call for an independent inquiry into the decisions that led to Australia invading Iraq, and a review of the war powers of the government, to draw out what lessons can be learned for the future.

The legacy of Vietnam

The following letter by MAPW volunteer Maria Swrydan was published in The Age on Saturday 11 August. Maria has been researching the long-term of effects of the Vietnam war on returned servicemen and their families.

Letter to "The Age" by Dr Jenny Grounds

A letter published in The Age on Saturday 4 August 2012 by Dr Jenny Grounds, President of MAPW, argues that the proposal to base nuclear-powered ships and aircraft in Perth would be be out of step with the nuclear weapons-free zone to which Australia has been a signatory since 1985.
The full text of the letter is as follows: