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Selling our uranium to Emirates: Dr Wareham addresses Treaties Committee

Dr Sue Wareham was invited to a round-table on 17 June with the Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Treaties where she raised significant problems arising from the proposed treaty governing Australian uranium sales to the United Arab Emirates.

Disarmament double-speak

At a recent meeting of parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty in Geneva, the Australian government refused to sign on to an 80-nation statement declaring that any use of nuclear weapons would have catastrophic humanitarian consequences.

MAPW urges against uranium sales to UAE

MAPW has presented a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties against the sale of uranium to the United Arab Emirates.

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.