Resources: Presentation

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.

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.

2014 Anzac Day Speech by Hon Peter Underwood AC, Governor of Tasmania

Hon Peter Underwood AC made this speach on Anzac Day 2014. The speech not only recognises the enduring effects of war and honours those who's lives were lost, but reminds us to seek peace at every opportunity.

Obituary for Michael Denborough (July 11 1929 to February 8th 2014)

Michael Denborough was a medical researcher and founder of the Australian Nuclear Disarmament Party. Michael passed away in February 2014 and his daughter Liz has writen this touching Obituary on behalf of the family in honour of their father. 

The Enduring Effects of War

This series of lesson plans on war for Year 9 and 10 students was created through a partnership between the Medical Association for Prevention of War, its project partner Act for Peace and the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria.

How we talk about war: Peter Wigg's presentation to the Vic MAPW dinner: July 2013

Dr Peter Wigg, psychiatrist and MAPW member, says: 'Working in the Middle East for three years, providing care to victims of armed conflicts, had a marked effect on me. Since then I have been thinking about what changed in me, as a way of thinking how others might change.

Nuclear power in Japan

A presentation given to the MAPW National Council Forum on September 3 2011 by Professor Richard Tanter, Nautilus Institute for Security and sustainability. The presentation focuses on what happened at Fukushima, the situation now, the health and environmental consequences and the implications for the future of the nuc

Fukushima and public health

Presentation given to the MAPW National Council Forum on September 3 2011 by Associate Professor Tilman Ruff, Australian chair of ICAN. The presentation discusses the Fukushima disaster and its public health consequences and implications.

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Japan concealed data during crisis: Lateline 10/06/2011

Dr Peter Karamaskos, MAPW treasurer and Australian public representative on the Radiation Health Committee of the Australian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Committee speaks to Ali Moore on the failure of the Japanese government to inform and protect its citizens.

The Causes and Costs of War: MAPW Address, Easter 2011

Address to the Unitarian Peace Memorial Church, Easter Sunday, 24 April 2011, the day before Anzac Day. Dr Jenny Grounds, Vice President, Medical Association for Prevention of War, speaks about the human, environmental and financial costs of war, and how war should be commemorated.

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Speech by Dr Sue Wareham to the War Memorials Forum public meeting. March 23, 2011.

A speech given by Dr Wareham at a public meeting called in response to the proposal to build two large war memorials beside Lake Burley Griffin in the nation's capital. More information on this topic can be found at http://www.lakewarmemorialsforum.org/.

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Nuclear power: bequeathing more problems for future generations. Dr Sue Wareham March 2011

Text of presentation by Dr Sue Wareham OAM given at a Forum organised by Christians for an Ethical Society in Canberra, on 24 March 2011.

''Abolishing all Nuclear Weapons' Malcolm Fraser lecture, 2009

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser gives the 2009 Dr John Gee Memorial Lecture presented by the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and Lowy institute for International Policy. Prime Minister Fraser addresses the current state of nuclear weapons acquisition and distribution and the present danger and opportunities facing the world.

Neuroscience and social change: are we rational beings? Prof Fred Mendelsohn, 2009

Neuroscience and social change: are we rational beings? was the title of the talk given by Professor Fred Mendelsohn AO, at the MAPW Annual National Council dinner on 20 August 2009.

Kelvin Thomson MP addresses MAPW Council on nuclear treaties: August 2009

Kelvin Thomson MP chairs the Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT), which is currently undertaking an broad-ranging inquiry into Australia’s nuclear treaties. Mr Thomson addressed MAPW's National Council on 29 August 2009.