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.

The Enduring Effects of War

 In 2013, with the centenary of World War just a year away, MAPW Peace Fund and Act for Peace commissioned the History Teachers Association of Victoria to create a comprehensive set of lesson plans for teachers and middle years’ students to enable them to investigate the consequences of war. The lesson plans are now available to teachers all over Australia.

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

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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.

MAPW statement on detention of Tamils in Sri Lanka: August 2009

Dr Sue Wareham OAM, President of MAPW, released a statement on August 18 August 2009, regarding the detention of Tamils following the recent conflict in Sri Lanka. The statment noted that approximately 300,000 Tamils are still detained in refugee camps in Sri Lanka and the health effects are of grave concern.

Sue Wareham speaks at ASEAN Landmine Victim Assistance meeting

Dr Sue Wareham, President for MAPW, recently gave a speech at the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in regards of landmines and the effects they have on victims.

Hiroshima Day 2009: John Langmore address, St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne

Professor John Langmore addressed a special service in commemoration of Hiroshima Day, at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne on 6 August 2009. His speech considers the ethical questions involved in the possession and use of nuclear weapons; and what should be done about this problem.

Presentation from the 2009 ICNND meeting by Tilman Ruff

Tilman Ruff visited Moscow in June 2009 for the the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament meeting.