Archive - 2013

December 11th

Nobel Laureate Warns Two Billion at Risk from Nuclear Famine

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNWi), the 1985 Nobel Peace Laureate, and its Australian affiliate Medical Association for the Prevention of War (MAPW) today released a new report concluding that more than two billion people—a quarter of the world’s population—would be at risk of starvatio

December 9th

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November 18th

Red Cross Committed to Working Towards Nuclear Disarmament

Today Red Cross Red Crescent made a commitment to work globally towards establishing an international agreement to ensure nuclear weapons are never used again, and are ultimately eliminated.

October 21st

Can Australia claim to be a sovereign nation?

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser asks us to consider our independence given America's continued military interest in this region. In an article published today in The Age, Mr Fraser reminds us that if we have a sense of pride in being an independent nation then we should think again about our military ties with the USA.

October 15th

President of MAPW, Dr Jenny Grounds points to win for diplomacy

MAPW President Dr Jenny Grounds, in her letter published in The Age today, congratulates the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to UN weapons inspectors but reminds us all that now its time for the US and Russia to distroy their chemical weapons .  Click Here

Arms trade too secret

Dr Peter Wigg's letter to the Age, Saturday 12th October 2013 pointing out that the arms trade is too secret and as a result very corrupt. Click here to read the letter in full


October 7th

Nuclear Dump back on NT Table

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a nuclear waste dump are back on the agenda, with the Abbott government commissioning a business case that would allow federal cabinet to consider the project next year and potentially have a facility built by 2019.