The Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia) works for the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction and the prevention of armed conflict. We promote peace through research, advocacy, peace education and partnerships. Please use our many resources on nuclear weapons, power and waste, peace and conflicts.

Our professional not-for-profit organisation has branches across Australia, and works globally through the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Please consider joining us, or supporting our work with a donation.

Recent News

Open Letter to Dr Alan Finkel AO, newly appointed Chief Scientist

Today MAPW and the Public Health Association of Australia delivered an open letter to Dr Alan Finkel AO welcoming his recent appointment as Chief Scientist while highlighting the problems associated with pursuing nuclear power as a solution to climate change.

Click here to read the letter in full

Calm heads and clear information needed on nuclear medicine and waste claims

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Medical Isotope Production in Australia - should we be using nuclear reactor or cyclotron based technology?

This newly produced fact sheet sets out the case for producing medical isotopes in cyclotrons instead of nuclear reactors. Click here to read in full.

Radioactive Waste in Australia - New Updated Fact Sheet

MAPW has published an updated factsheet entitled, Radioactive Waste in Australia. The factsheet provides accessible information for individuals and communities wanting to know the facts about the amount of radioactive waste produced from medical sources in Australia. 

The War to End All Wars - All twelve chapters now available

 The "war to end all wars" ushered in a century of violence on an unprecedented scale. A hundred years on, the lessons to be learned appear buried beneath a barrage of commemorative activities. MAPW believes that Australia could best honor those who died by learning from the past.

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