Archive

March 22nd, 2017

Read the MAPW submission to the Foreign Affairs & Trade White Paper on Foreign Policy - submitted February 28 2017

On 28th February 2017, MAPW made a submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade white paper on Australian Foreign Pollicy. 

(Click here to read the submission in full).

The key recommentations are as follows,

March 15th

Australian Strategic Policy Institute and the Arms Makers : Letter by Dr Sue Wareham Canberra Times March 12 2017

David Wroe’s article “The RAAF revolution: Drones” (CT, 5 March) is interesting for what it doesn’t say rather than for what it does. Wroe gave significant space to the views from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), but did not disclose a significant conflict of interest, in that ASPI is part funded by the very industry whose products it was spruiking.

February 10th

February 2nd

With Donald Trump in power, Australia urgently needs to re-evaluate its US bases - Sydney Morning Herald 2 February 2017

Recent changes to the US National Security Council (NSC) should be ringing loud alarm bells in Canberra.

February 1st

Ten more questions about Australia’s nuclear waste - February 2017

1. Is the waste dump needed for nuclear medicine to continue?

No. The government is confusing the nuclear waste we have now with nuclear waste they are planning to make in the future.

STOP the ARMS TRADE at AVALON Air Show

Avalon Air Show used to be just an air show, and now it promotes military might and weapons dealing. An expanding arms trade ultimately harms communities and nations. Please return it to just an air show, and stop the arms trade being promoted at this event.

The Turnbull government must keep Australia out of US wars

Australian foreign policy and defence forces are too closely enmeshed with the US, according to a group of health professionals. 

January 17th

Why is Australia not fully behind efforts to prohibit nuclear weapons?

Opinion article by Dr Sue Wareham, Canberra Times,  published December 29th 2016

January 12th

Despite Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the world is closer to banning nuclear weapons - by Dr Margaret Beavis

Despite Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the world is closer to banning nuclear weapons

Despite Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump's posturing on nuclear weapons, we are suddenly as close as we have ever been to making these weapons of mass destruction illegal.

January 11th

Health Workers Under Fire - Minister for Defence, Hon Marise Payne responds to MAPW letter of concern

On December 4th 2016, MAPW President, Dr Margaret Beavis wrote to the Minister for The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon Julie Bishop MP and the Minister for Defence, Hon Marise Payne, regarding the implementation of UN Resolution 2286, adopted on May 3rd 2016, relating to the protection of medical care in armed conflict