Foreign bases

Foreign bases

Australia hosts many foreign military facilities, both in central Australia and dotted along our coast line.

Guam, US military bases and Australia: Belgrave meeting - 13 June 2008

Flyer for a public meeting on Friday 13 June 2008, at Belgrave, in Melbourne's outer east, on US bases, indigenous self-determination and Australia's links to regional militarisation. Speakers are two indigenous Chamoru activists campaigning against US plans to move thousands of marines from Okinawa to Guam.

MAPW presentation: Australia-US defence links — 2006

MAPW presentation on Australia's defence links with the USA. Covers the history of the alliance, and a number of issues including the ANZUS treaty, Pine Gap base, Iraq, and missile defence. Part of a series prepared to assist members give presentations on a range of health and peace related topics. *Not updated since the November 2007 change of government.

North West Cape

Harold Holt Communications Facility at North West Cape

MAPW policy adopted in 1987

Preamble

MAPW (Australia) recognizes that the Harold Holt Communications Facility at North West Cape plays an active role in the nuclear war-fighting strategy of the United States, while at the same time making no contribution towards arms control or disarmament.

Nuclear war facilities

The presence on Australian soil of facilities which relate to preparing for or fighting a nuclear war

MAPW policy adopted in 1986

Preamble

MAPW (Australia) recognises that

1. In the event of nuclear war, any adequate medical response would be impossible.

Dr Rosalie Schultz

Position within MAPW: 
Former Secretary, Northern Territory Branch
Contact: 

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

Professional Qualifications: 
MB BS; MPH; FAFPHM
Current field of medicine: 

Dr Schultz is the Director of Clinical Services, Anyinginyi Health, Aboriginal Corporation, Tennant Creek N.T.

Special areas of interest: 
Public health, international health and Aboriginal health
Background: 

 

"I am committed to working for the improvement of the health of the most disadvantaged people, in Australian and around the world."

Dr Sue Wareham OAM

Position within MAPW: 
President and ACT Branch Coordinator
Contact: 

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.
Background: 

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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