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August 11th, 2017

Plea for Diplomacy : letter by Dr Margaret Beavis

Early in the week US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prudently talked of the possibility for dialogue if North Korea stopped its test missile launches. Then Donald Trump waded in, ramping up the threat level, talking of "fire and fury" if North Korea continued to threaten the United States. Pyongyang has only said it will respond if attacked by the US; it is not threatening a first strike.

WW1 Memorials - letter by Dr Sue Wareham

I’m not doubting Lieutenant- General John Monash’s merits as a general, as outlined by Trevor Lipscombe (Letters, 8 August), but can we please be spared another war memorial being squeezed into our city which is already replete with them.  Australia is spending around $600m in total on our WW1 commemoration, far more than an

August 10th

North Korea crisis: Reckless threats from both sides must stop

Statement by International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNWi)

August 8th

Time to Banish the Threat of Nuclear Weapons

by SALLY ATRILL, Mercury August 7, 2017 12:00am

HIROSHIMA Day is again upon us.  The Japanese city of Hiroshima of around 350,000 people, was the first city to be attacked with a nuclear weapon when a single bomb was dropped by the USA on August 6, 1945 towards the end of World War 2.

July 18th

Nuclear Weapons Banned at Last - now lets put Australia on the right side of history

Just over a week ago, at a United Nations meeting in New York, more than 120 countries approved a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

July 10th

Australia MUST sign up to UN treaty banning nuclear weapons

Sunday 9  July  - Melbourne Australia - The historic treaty banning nuclear weapons, just adopted by the United Nations in New York, has the potential to reduce current tensions with North Korea.

June 3rd

War is a Health Issue - Melbourne University must end collaboration with arms manufacturer Lockheed Martin

Following the announcement by Melbourne University that it will be collaborating with weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin, the MAPW Student Group has written to the university calling for the partnership not to go ahead.

As medical students, they are concerned that any association with such a company, implicates the university in the development of weapons which kill and effect the health of those who survive there use.

MAPW Student Group is also requesting a meeting with the university to put their case. Watch out for more updates soon.

In the meantime, read the MAPW Student Group letter below.

To find out more about MAPW Student Group at Melbourne University, follow their facebook page www.facebook.com/mapw4unimelb/

 

May 23rd

May 15th

MAPW submission to the Joint Committee on Treaties inquiry - Generation IV Nuclear Energy - Accession

The inquiry will examine the following treaty: Framework Agreement for International Collaboration on Research and Development of Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems, as extended by the Agreement Extending the Framework Agreement for International Collaboration on Research and Development of Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems (Washington, 28 February 2005) 

May 4th

Statement on the imminent testing by the US of a second Inter Continental Ballistic Missile

Today, May 3rd 2017 between 12:01 a.m. and 6:01 a.m. PDT, the US will test launch a second Minuteman III Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.