Resources

Our resources pages list both downloadable resources — like documents, posters or media releases — and links to useful websites. To find resources on a specific issue on this page, click on the list below. To view resources by type, see the menu at left. More recently added resources are at the top.

Speech by Dr Amanda Ruler for Le Fevre HIgh School 2014

Dr Amanda Ruler, RN, PhD MAPW National Vice President and SA Branch Coordinator spoke at Le Fevre High School in December 2014 to raise awareness of the need to pursue nuclear disarmament.

 

Carolyn Holbrook: Remembering WW1: 2015

Historian Carolyn Holbrook spoke in March, 2015, at an MAPW forum in Fremantle organised by the Western Australian branch, on Australia's commemoration of the centenary of World War One. She argued that the way we remember past wars influences, for good or ill, our attitude to current and future wars.

Melissa Parkes: Preventing war: 2015

Melissa Parkes, Federal Member for Fremantle, spoke in March, 2015, at an MAPW forum organised by the Western Australian branch on Australia's commemoration of the World War 1 centenary. She described the tendency to romanticise war in this commemoration, and the important alternative of thinking in terms of prevention.

Poor sick Iraq: Peter Wigg - 2014

A discussion of what we shoulld now do for the sick country of Iraq, as if it was our patient.

Changes to the MAPW Constitution : a briefing for MAPW Members

This fact sheet explains why the MAPW constitution needed to change, what changes are being proposed and the purpose of these changes.

Hon Malcolm Fraser & Paul Barratt - make the case for a change in Australian war powers legislation

 The Australian Newspaper

Monday, Sep. 06, 2014

Opinion : Going to war is a matter for parliament

by Hon Malcolm Fraser and Paul Barratt

Hon Malcolm Fraser & Paul Barratt - make the case for a change in Australian war powers legislation

 The Australian Newspaper

Monday, Sep. 06, 2014

Opinion : Going to war is a matter for parliament

by Hon Malcolm Fraser and Paul Barratt

Draft Constitution September 2014

In November 2012, the Victorian government replaced the Associations Incorporation Act 1981, with the Incorporation Reform Act 2012 . As MAPW is incorporated in Victoria, the National Council has been reviewing the new legislation and working on draft  amendments to our current constitution.

Radiation and Health

Produced for the energyscience.org.au website Radiation and Health by Dr Bill Williams outlines why there is no safe “dose" of ionising radiation.

2014 Lowy Institute for International Affairs Poll of Australian attitudes

The tenth annual Lowy Institute Poll, released on Wednesday 4th June 2014  the polls reveals that only 60% of Australians, and just 42% of young Australians 18-29 years of age, believe that ‘democracy is preferable to any other kind of government’.

MAPW Submission on Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014

For effective protection of Australia’s natural enviroment, it is critical that  the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act) be maintained in its current form. It is also vital that the Act continues to apply to the uranium industry.   

Doctor's to rally against nuclear waste dump at Muckaty

The Northern Territory (NT) branch of the Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW) is calling on concerned medical professionals and the public to attend the public rally against the proposed radioactive waste dump at Muckaty, in Tennant Creek, Central Australia, on Sunday 25th May 2014.

Evolution of the physicians' peace movement : A historical perspective by Ian Maddocks, MD, FRACP, FAFPHM, DTM&H

Historically, physicians have chosen to consider medical ethics rather than patient rights, as well as preferring responsibility for the individuals seeking their help rather than for the health of populations. Protests against planning for war, and discussions about sustainment of global well-being, were received within the medical profession with both encouragement and hostility.

Current research evidence about health problems from radiation - by Dr Margaret Beavis (May 2014)

This plain language fact sheet outlines current research evidence about health problems from radiation

 Executive Summary