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Recent News

Push to Ban Weapons Advertising at Canberra Airport - op'ed by Dr Sue Wareham

Monday 25 July 2016 : Opinion Piece – Canberra Times

Australia needs an inquiry into the decision to invade Iraq

7th July 2016

Australia needs an inquiry into the decision to invade Iraq

Australia urgently needs war powers reform, so that the decision to go to war is no longer the prerogative of the prime minister.

Preparing for war isn't a suitable economic boost

As a society, do we want the government to focus on using military spending as a way of creating jobs?  Defence spending has been "decoupled" from the fiscal restraint of the rest of the Australian economy, with generous increases in funding. It is now on target to reach 2 per cent of GDP by 2021, significantly earlier than initially planned.

SA groups launch No Dump Alliance in response to nuclear Royal Commission findings

Monday 16th May 2016 - Following the recommendation of the Nuclear Royal Commission to pursue a high level nuclear waste dump in SA, Traditional Owners and representatives from health, union, faith, and conservation groups, and other prominent South Australians have responded by launching the 'No Dump Alliance.'

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