Australia's arms industry

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,

Long Dark Night of the Arms Trade

Event Date: 
Sat, 21/06/2008 - 19:00

Popular Melbourne band The Conch are among those appearing at this fund-raising gig, supporting the campaign against APDSE, a major arms fair planned to open in Adelaide on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2008.

Venue: Trades Hall, corner of Lygon and Victoria streets in Carlton

Time and date: 7pm Saturday 21 June

Long Dark Night of the Arms Trade concert 21 June 2008

Flyer for Melbourne fundraising concert on Saturday 21 June 2008 — The Long Dark Night of the Arms Trade — a fund-raiser on the winter solstice weekend, for the campaign to stop APDSE (the Adelaide arms fair in November 2008.

Research reactors and nuclear weapons capability. Dr Jim Green - 2000

Dr Jim Green discusses the links between research reactors and nuclear weapons proliferation, including plutonium production, diversion of highly enriched uranium, weapons related research, production of isotopes for use in nuclear weapons and finally the political elements of weapons proliferation. Dr Green was then a member of Sutherland Shire Council's Nuclear Reactor Taskfor

Dr Sue Wareham OAM

Position within MAPW: 
President and ACT Branch Coordinator

sue [dot] wareham [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au
or via MAPW Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Current field of medicine: 

Dr Wareham is a general practitioner in Canberra.

Special areas of interest: 
Dr Wareham has a broad range of expertise. Her recent focus with MAPW has been on Australia's military strategy; and on the environmental costs of war. She is also an expert on the hazards of the nuclear industry.

Dr Sue Wareham first became involved in MAPW over 20 years ago out of a "horror at the destructive capacity of a single nuclear weapon." Sue notes that "millions of innocent people are still threatened by these weapons". Sue believes that her work with MAPW is fundamental to her commitment to the protection of human life and the improvement of human well-being. In 2007 Dr Wareham co-authored a MAPW report on the use of cluster munitions in Lebanon.She has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her work for peace.

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