Australia's arms industry

MAPW media release: Stopping war fair good for health

8 SEPTEMBER 2008. MAPW President Dr Sue Wareham OAM praised the decision to cancel the Asia-Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition (APDSE) which had been planned to open in Adelaide on 11 November.

Peace movement stops arms fair

Monday 8 September 2008

The arms fair planned for Adelaide has been cancelled. Read MAPW Media Release, 8 September 2008.

The major Asia-Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition (APDSE) was due to open on Remembrance Day, 11 November. 

Top 200 Approved Defence Exports July-December 2006

Answer supplied to Democrats Senator Lyn Allison's Question on Notice regarding the 200 largest defence exports approved in the last half of 2006.  Includes destination country and monetary value of exports.

Statement on APDSE Arms Fair 2008

This statement opposing the Asia Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition - and arms fair to be held in Adelaide, South Australia in November 2008 - has been drafted by the Stop the War Fair coalition. Groups and individuals supporting the statement are now adding their names, with a launch planned for late September.

ANZAC Day and the Arms Fair- We Betray The Sacrifices of Our Soldiers

Article by MAPW President Sue Wareham, OAM, from the Adelaide Advertiser, May 2, 2008.

Australia's arms industry

Australia's role in the global arms trade

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute estimates the global trade in armaments to be worth $US50.593 billion in 2007.  Australia is a willing participant in the export of armaments and defence-related goods to the world,

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