Afghanistan

Australia is at war. Why? WA full-page ad, MAPW 2008

This full-page advertisement in the Western Australian on 11/11/2008 (Armistice Day) was developed by MAPW's WA Branch, and former Premier Peter Dowding. It questions Australia's spending on overseas wars, in particular Afghanistan, and calls for our troops to be brough home. It would also make a fine poster.

Western Australian ad queries Australia’s Afghanistan war

Australia is at war. Why?

The United States and its allies are spending more than $US720 million a day or $US 500,000 per hour waging war amongst the poorest communities on earth.

A full-page advertisement in today’s West Australian newspaper, asks this question. It suggests readers write to Foreign Minister Stephen Smith and urge him to bring Australian troops home.

Afghanistan

The current war in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of thousands of civilians and injured many more. 

Australia’s military involvement

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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