Rise of the Orwellian State: Australia's approach to surveillance and counter terrorism

Event Date: 
Wed, 29/04/2015 - 17:30
Room G08, Ground Floor, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton, Vic

Significant reforms to Australia’s national security laws are on foot. Legislation was passed last year to expand ASIO powers in relation to computer networks, to increase penalties for revealing details of secret intelligence operations, and to restrict the travel of persons perceived as threats to Australia’s security.

Worldwide Reading: Commemorating the centenary of the Armenian Genocide

Event Date: 
Tue, 21/04/2015 - 18:30
Athenaeum Library, Level 1 Collins Street, Melbourne

We will read and listen to the poems, songs, essays and novels of writers, artists and

What really happened at Gallipoli? Separating the history from the myth

Event Date: 
Thu, 23/04/2015 - 18:00
Clemenger Theatre, National Gallery of Victoria,

Robin Prior, author of Gallipoli: The End of the Myth, and Carolyn Holbrook, author of Anzac: The Unauthorised Biography, will join La Trobe Emeritus Professor and Ideas and Society Convenor Robert Manne in a special Anzac event - “What Really Happened at Gallipoli?

MAPW Victoria Branch Business meeting

Event Date: 
Tue, 14/04/2015 - 18:30

Come along and meet other MAPW members, help plan events and raise awareness of MAPW's work in Victoria and nationally. Everyone is welcome. RSVP to Carole Wigg via email at

Waging Peace

Event Date: 
Thu, 19/03/2015 - 18:00
Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton


Declare Peace for Refugees Palm Sunday March

Event Date: 
Sun, 29/03/2015 - 14:00
State Library, Swanson Street, Melbourne 3000

Palm Sunday has traditionally been a day for peace marches and this year MAPW will be joining the march organised by the Refugee Advocacy Network.  Please join us under the MAPW banner.  I am sure that you will agree that our aim to prevent war is directly related to a desire to improve the refugee situation.

Peace in Australia - the untold story

Event Date: 
Mon, 16/03/2015 - 19:00 - 21:00
Unitarian Peace Memorial Church, 100 Grey St, East Melbourne

Second of a series of four forums held by the ANZAC Centenary Peace Coalition to explore our shared history and efforts to create pe

Vic Branch Dinner with Jill Jolliffe - Journalist and War Correspondent

Event Date: 
Tue, 10/03/2015 - 18:30 - 20:30
Last Jar Pub, crn Queensberry & Elizabeth Street's Melbourne

Speaker Jill Jolliffe is currently a Centenary of World War 1 Fellow at the State Library of Victoria where she has been researching WW1. For her talk, Jill will share some of her findings so far and her sentiments about the horrors of war which she has experienced first-hand during her time as a reporter. 

Beyond right and wrong : Stories of Justice and Forgiveness

Event Date: 
Tue, 20/01/2015 - 18:00
LongPlay, 318 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy, VIC 3068

What: Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness

When: Tuesday 20th January 2015

Where: LongPlay, 318 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy, VIC 3068.

Eureka Stockade 160 year Anniversary : for a just and democratic Australia

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/12/2014 - 18:00
The Eureka Hotel, Crn. Victoria & Church Streets Richmond, Victoria

Speakers start 7.00pm

Clare Wright –Historian and author of award winning book “The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka”,  the women of Eureka.

Dr John Falzon –  Social Justice Advocate,   CEO,   St. Vincent de Paul "The fight for justice has not stopped"

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