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.

Hon Malcolm Fraser & Paul Barratt - make the case for a change in Australian war powers legislation

 The Australian Newspaper

Monday, Sep. 06, 2014

Opinion : Going to war is a matter for parliament

by Hon Malcolm Fraser and Paul Barratt

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.

Radiation and Health

Produced for the website Radiation and Health by Dr Bill Williams outlines why there is no safe “dose" of ionising radiation.

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.   

Doctor's to rally against nuclear waste dump at Muckaty

The Northern Territory (NT) branch of the Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW) is calling on concerned medical professionals and the public to attend the public rally against the proposed radioactive waste dump at Muckaty, in Tennant Creek, Central Australia, on Sunday 25th May 2014.

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.

Current research evidence about health problems from radiation - by Dr Margaret Beavis (May 2014)

This plain language fact sheet outlines current research evidence about health problems from radiation

 Executive Summary

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. 

Enduring Effects of War - flyer

 In partnership with Act for Peace, MAPW commissioned a set of lesson plans to highlight the humanitarian impact of war for middle years history students. The Enduring Effects of War is now available and attached is a flyer outlining the different lesson plans.

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.

MAPW Arms Trade Treaty project 2013-15

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Update on the Outcomes of the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Effects of Nuclear Weapons, Mexico 13-14 February 2014

 This report contains detailed information about what happened at the recently concluded conference in Nayarit, an evaluation from IPPNW’s perspective, and recommendations for concrete actions by IPPNW