Australia's military

Australia's Defence - where are we headed? June 2009

A joint discussion with MAPW and the Nautilus Institute (RMIT University) about the Defence White Paper and Australia's future military and nuclear power policies.

Australia's Defence: forum

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/06/2009 - 18:00 - 19:30
Location: 
Melbourne

Australia's Defence: where are we headed

MAPW and the Nautilus Institute (RMIT) are organising a forum discussing the Defence White Paper and the Federal Budget. The discussion will cover issues such as how the Defence White Paper is going to shape Australia's future relationships with the rest of the world and with our Pacific region?

Massive budget increase for Australia's military

Defence will get a massive additional $43 billion dollars over a decade, with three per cent annual growth. The budget includes a substantial allocation of $9.2 million for the International Commission on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, and also funds for counter-proliferation intelligence; and for nuclear and radiological security.

Australia's Defence White Paper a military victory

Australia’s Defence White Paper was released on 2 May, following the Community Consultation report two weeks ago.

MAPW reply: Defence White Paper Community Consultation - April 2009

MAPW took seriously the offer to participated in the Defence Department's Community Consultation leading up to the 2009 Defence White Paper.

Defence Consultation shows major bias: MAPW

On Wednesday 15 April, the Department of Defence released the report on its Defence White Paper Community Consultation: Looking over the horizon: Australians consider defence.

MAPW calls on PM to support peace in Afghanistan

16 APRIL 2009. MAPW President Dr Sue Wareham OAM has written to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, urging that Australia support a political solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and withdraw Australian soldiers from the region, together with rebuilding of the country.

2008 Defence White Paper: MAPW submission

Submission prepared by MAPW President Sue Wareham to the Defence White Paper, covering issues raised by Dr Wareham during the community consultation around the Defence Department's discussion paper, Key Questions for Defence in the 21st Century.

Contribute to the Defence White Paper discussion

Australia's Defence White Paper is currently open for comment. Individual or organisational submissions can be made.

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.

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