Resources: Media Release

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.

Doctors explode Ferguson's nuclear myths: MAPW media release

MAPW media release stating that the argument Australia needs a radioactive dump in the NT to continue supply of nuclear medicine is “malignant”, and deploring the use of this argument by politicians to mislead the public during the parliamentary debate on the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill.

Media Release: MAPW calls on Australian Government to raise West Papua human rights with Indonesia - October 2010

Following media reports alleging human rights abuses committed by the Indonesian Security Forces, MAPW has urged the Australian Government to hold an inquiry into how our military support for the Indonesian security forces is being used by the Indonesian military. Video footage appears to show the Indonesian security forces torturing Papuans in West Papua’s Puncak Jaya region.

MAPW Media release: Launch of "Vision 2030". May 2010

Media release with details of launch of MAPW's Vision 2030; on Monday 24 May 2010: a new publication discussing Australia's defence strategies and spending

MAPW media alert May 2010: Launch of Vision 2030

Media Alert for launch 10am Monday 24 May 2010, of new MAPW booklet on Australia's defence spending and strategies. (Media release and document will be uploaded Monday).

Doctors debunk medical need for nuclear waste dump

MAPW has noted with concern the announcement by Energy Minister Martin Ferguson that the Australian Government will pursue Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory as the preferred site for a nuclear waste dump. MAPW President, Dr Bill Williams, refuted Mr Ferguson's claim that the dump was needed for disposal of radioactive medical waste.

Doctors call for inquiry into Australia's war on Iraq

The Medical Association for Prevention of War has supported calls for an independent inquiry into Australia’s involvement in the Iraq War. Media release issued on 4 February 2010. 

MAPW media release: Fast track to zero nuclear weapons needed

Media release following release of report “Eliminating Nuclear Threats” by The International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. MAPW applauds the report for recognising the destructive potential of nuclear weapons, but criticises the slow pace of nuclear disarmament envisaged by the report.

ICAN media release: Government urged to act on nuclear treaty - September 2009

17 September 2009 ICANi media release following the tabling of the report of the Joint Standing Committe on Treaties, on Australia's nuclear treaties.

Victorian GP is new MAPW President: September 2009

Long-standing Torquay GP Dr Bill Williams this week takes the reins of the Medical Association for Prevention of War, representing doctors and other health professionals around Australia on peace and health issues. Dr Williams sees working to prevent and resolve conflict as an essential part of his job as a doctor.

Doctors' groups call for military carbon costing: 5 July 2009

Two medical organisations have called for a carbon audit of the large-scale Talisman Sabre joint US-Australian military exercises beginning in Central Queensland on Monday 6 July 2009.

MAPW calls for end to Israel’s Gaza blockade: Media release, 4 December 2008

The Medical Association for Prevention of War has called on the Australian Government to help secure an end to the Israeli Government’s crippling blockade of Gaza. MAPW President Dr Sue Wareham OAM says that the blockade is a clear violation of the Geneva Conventions, and prevents essential food and aid from reaching residents.

MAPW Media Release: Doctors applaud withholding uranium from Russia

18 September 2008: MAPW welcomes the recommendations by Australian government's Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, that Australia does not proceed with uranium sales to Russia until far more stringent measures are in place to separate Russia's civilian and military nuclear facilities.

MAPW media release: Stopping war fair good for health

8 SEPTEMBER 2008. MAPW President Dr Sue Wareham OAM praised the decision to cancel the Asia-Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition (APDSE) which had been planned to open in Adelaide on 11 November.

MAPW-ACF 2008: Nuclear warfare threats should end plans to sell Australian uranium to Russia

MAPW and the Australian Conservation Foundation say the current conflict in Georgia, with the renewed threat of the use of nuclear weapons, provides another reason why Australia should scrap plans to sell uranium to Russia.

ANZAC Day and the Arms Fair- We Betray The Sacrifices of Our Soldiers

Article by MAPW President Sue Wareham, OAM, from the Adelaide Advertiser, May 2, 2008.