Australia's arms industry

No Airport Arms Advertisements Campaign - Bulletins

This new series of bulletins explores many aspects of the global arms trade, including its participants, its promotion, its victims, and some of the lessons of history. The information is very relevent to Canberra and its identity.

No Airport Arms Ads - Bulletin 1 August 2016

This series of bulletins explores many aspects of the global arms trade, including its participants, its promotion, its victims, and some of the lessons of history.

Bulletin 1 - August 2016

 

Push to Ban Weapons Advertising at Canberra Airport - op'ed by Dr Sue Wareham

Monday 25 July 2016 : Opinion Piece – Canberra Times

What people say about the Canberra Airport arms ads

 Read what Australians really think about the arms adverts at Canberra Airpot

NAAA - Why a No Airports Arms Advertising Campaign?

Canberra’s identity

When visitors first arrive at Canberra Airport, one of the main gateways to our nation’s capital, one of their first images is large display advertising at the baggage carousel for some of the world’s biggest weapons manufacturers, such as Raytheon, BAE, and ThyssenKrupp.

NAAA- Eisenhower and others comments about the arms trade

 Eisenhower and others comments about the arms trade

NAAA Nuclear Weapons Briefing

 NAAA Nuclear Weapons Briefing 

MAPW Arms Trade Treaty project 2013-15

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The Arms Trade Treaty - a public health imperative

The poorly regulated $70 billion annual trade in conventional arms fuels conflict, with devastating effects on global health. The ATTaims to ‘reduce human suffering’. It prohibits arms’ sales if there is knowledge that the arms would be used in the commission of genocide, attacks against civilians, or war crimes.

The Australian arms industry. MAPW: Peter Wigg - 2013

An October 2013 account by MAPW member Dr Peter Wigg of the Australian arms industry. This was once largely state-owned and geared towards providing for the needs of Australian forces. From the 1980s it has been the deliberate policy of federal and state governments to privatise it and to promote the export of military products to generate revenue.
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