Archive - 2010

December 15th

ICAN and MAPW position available: part-time book-keeper/administrator

MAPW and ICANi are seeking applicants for the position of Book-keeper/Administrator. This is a 2-day/week position shared between MAPW (the employer) and ICANi. The successful applicant will normally work one day with each organisation. 

December 13th

Drones: new MAPW paper on US remotely controlled aircraft in Afganistan

MAPW has today released a new discussion paper on the use of armed "drones" - remotely controlled aircraft - by the USA, in Afghanistan.

December 6th

North Korea Nuclear Hypocrisy

MAPW member Michelle Fahy has this letter published in the Canberra Times on 1 December 2010:

November 4th

IPPNW calls for ban on uranium mining

A ban on uranium mining was supported by the August 2010 World Congress of IPPNWi, the international body of to which MAPW is affiliated. The resolution states that uranium ore mining  is irresponsible and represents a grave threat to health and to the environment; and resolves that IPPNWi call for appropriate measures to ban uranium mining worldwide.

October 26th

West Papua: MAPW calls for inquiry into Australia's military support for Indonesia

MEDIA RELEASE, 25 OCTOBER 2010: Following media reports alleging human rights abuses committed by the Indonesian Security Forces, MAPW urges the Australian Government to hold an inquiry into how our military support for the Indonesian security forces is being used by the Indonesian military.

October 21st

ANZAC Centenary: MAPW submission questions Australian war mythology

MAPW challenges misconceptions about Australia's role in external and internal wars, in a detailed submission to the National Commission which will advise the Government on options to mark the 2015 ANZAC Centenary.

September 16th

Remembering our war dead: The case against more war memorials

The Medical Association for Prevention of War has questioned the wisdom of the proposal to build two large new war memorials in Canberra.

The proposed towers, each 20 metres high, would stand beside Lake Burley Griffin at the end of Anzac Parade, dominating the lakeside and radically altering the sweeping views between the Australian War Memorial and Parliament House.

September 3rd

MAPW tells UN: Cut war spending and achieve Millenium Development Goals

UN DPI CONFERENCE 1 SEPTEMBER 2010. MAPW told this major conference of NGOis, held this year in Melbourne, that the impact of armed conflict often gets overlooked in considering ways in which health can be improved, not only in developing countries but also in developed countries.

August 6th

Choose nuclear free

Choose Nuclear Free is an initiative of the Medical Association for Prevention of War, ICANi, and Friends of the Earth, Australia.

Help us build a nuclear-free future!

MAPW says: Time to talk troop withdrawal

Why aren’t Ms Gillard and Mr Abbott debating Australia’s military contribution in Afghanistan?