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.

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.

Anti nuclear groups applaud PM’s Hiroshima initiative: 9 June 2008

MAPW has congratulated Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for his announcement that Australia will set up a new international body to push for nuclear disarmament. President Dr Sue Wareham OAM, also an Australian Board Member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, said that Mr Rudd should also be applauded for visiting Hiroshima – the first Australian Prime Minister to do so.

MAPW NSW release: Welcoming end to Iraq combat role, and calling for investigation of John Howard's role

NSW Branch media release, 2 June 2008, welcoming an end to Australia's combat role in Iraq and calling for an investigation into possibility of referring former PM JOhn Howard to International Criminal Court regarding his role in sending Australian troops to Iraq.

Iraq: Doctors report civilian casualties in US air strike - April 2008

Doctors for Iraq Press Release, Baghdad, 14 April 2008

Doctors for Iraq has received reports from the Imam Ali hospital in Sadar City, Baghdad, of dozens of civilian casualties following US military air strikes on the densely populated neighbourhood east of Baghdad.