Resources: Report

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.

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.

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.

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.   

And if a nuclear bomb exploded in Lyon, France

This report examines what would happen if a 150kT nuclear bomb were to be exploded over Lyon. This report has been presented to the Second Meeting to discuss the humanitarian effects of nuclear weapons, held in Mexico in February 2014 and attended by over 120 countries

The Financial Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan: How Wartime Spending Decisions Will Constrain Future National Security Budgets

In this report, Linda J Blimes from the Harvard Kennedy School examines the financial legacy of decisions taken during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and how they will dominate future US federal budgets for decades to come.



West Papua 2013, Year in Review

This report details incidents of human rights abuses and events that occurred in West Papua during 2013. In the report AWPA uses the name “West Papua” to refer to the whole of the western half of the Island of New Guinea.  However, “West Papua” at this time is divided into two provinces, Papua and West Papua.


Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk

In April 2012 the report Nuclear Famine: a Billion People at Risk, examined the climactic and agricultural consequences of a limited, regional nuclear war. Since then new research by Lili Xia and Alan Robock has shown that the climate change caused by such a nuclear war would result in over a billion people in the developing world facing starvation and over one billion people in China con

A public health perspective of the Fukushima nuclear disaster by Tilman A Ruff

The Fukushima nuclear disaster is far from over and remains a global health concern. Commercially and institutionally, vested interests have undermined public health and safety.   Tilman Ruff’s analysis of the current situation was recently published in the journal Asian Perspective.


The Australian arms industry. MAPW: Peter Wigg - 2013

An October 2013 account by MAPW member Dr Peter Wigg of the Australian arms industry. This was once largely state-owned and geared towards providing for the needs of Australian forces. From the 1980s it has been the deliberate policy of federal and state governments to privatise it and to promote the export of military products to generate revenue.

War or health? MAPW minimag, June 2013

This MAPW booklet launched in July 2013 which sets out the ways in which war, conflict and the arms trade are both costly and detrimental to health. It's 24-page, pocket-book (A6) size: contact MAPW for multiple copies to distribute.

Syria: MAPW letter to PM, June 2013

Honest history newsletter May 2013

In 2014 a new website on "Honest history" will be launched. In the meantime there will be an emailed newsletter, of which this is the first.

Fukushima radiation: 2012 report

UN special Rapporteur Anand Grover's report (advance unedited version) on mission to Japan from 15-23 November 2012.