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Recent News

Flinders Ranges group holds nuclear meetings

Residents of the Flinders Ranges gathered at the Hawker Sports Club on Sunday, March 19, for the third of a series of public meetings about the federal government’s proposed Barndioota nuclear waste facility.

The meetings, organised by the Flinders Local Action Group (FLAG), explored the risks and ‘unknowns’ surrounding a proposal to store Australia’s intermediate and low level waste.

End the Avalon Air Show Arms Fair - MAPW concerns presented to Victorian Legislative Council - March 8 2017

MAPW is calling for the Avalon International Airshow to no longer promote the sale of weapons. Over 400 people signed a petition calling on the State Government of Victoria to no long support the airshow financially. The Petition has been presented to Daniel Andrews office.

We are grateful to Sue Pennicuik MLC, for raising the issue in the Parliament.

Parliament Needs to Decide If We Go to War - letter published by Dr Sally Attrill, MAPW Branch Convenor, Tasmania

I agree strongly with Lorraine Davie’s letter. It is time Australian legislation is changed so that our Cabinet does not have the power to join us in a war, without approval by parliament, except perhaps in very exceptional circumstances such as a direct attack on Australia.

Read the MAPW submission to the Foreign Affairs & Trade White Paper on Foreign Policy - submitted February 28 2017

On 28th February 2017, MAPW made a submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade white paper on Australian Foreign Pollicy. 

(Click here to read the submission in full).

The key recommentations are as follows,

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