Causes and costs of war

Syria: Diplomacy, de-escalation and genuine humanitarian assistance needed

In the wake of the horrific chemical weapons attacks in Syria, Australian health professionals have called for an end to the war in that country and far greater humanitarian aid for its victims.

Move the Money Rally - How would you spend the money?

Event Date: 
Sat, 22/04/2017 - 11:00 - 13:00
Town Hall Square, Sydney, NSW

The Government plans to spend $50 billion on submarines and $17 billion on F35 planes ….

We say: Move the money from wars and weapons to human services and convert military industries into civilian use.

Move the Money Rally

Event Date: 
Wed, 19/04/2017 - 12:30
Garema Place, Canberra City, ACT

Move the Money Rally 

Join the rally to protest the billion our government is spending on offensive weapons, such as the F35, submarines and armed drones, and call for those funds instead be directed to urgent needs in health, housing, education and the environment. 

Speakers to be confirmed 

The Immediate Dangers of Nuclear War: consequences for, and responsibilities of the health professions

Event Date: 
Thu, 30/03/2017 - 18:00
Murdoch Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, The University of Western Australia

What : A public lecture by Dr Sue Wareham, Medical Association for Prevention of War

With Donald Trump in power, Australia urgently needs to re-evaluate its US bases - Sydney Morning Herald 2 February 2017

Recent changes to the US National Security Council (NSC) should be ringing loud alarm bells in Canberra.

Lesson from Iraq: what has Australia learned ?

Event Date: 
Thu, 25/08/2016 - 19:30
Hawthorn Library Meeting Rooms 4 & 5, upstairs, 584 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn

Dr Margaret Beavis, President of the Medical Association for Prevention of War, will be addressing the Humanist Society of Victoria meeting to discuss what we in Australia have learned from the Iraq war.

MAPW supports Doctors4Refugees High Court Action

3rd August 2016

The Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW) strongly endorses the High Court challenge to the secrecy provisions of the Border Force Act launched last week by the organisation Doctors for Refugees.

Australia needs an inquiry into the decision to invade Iraq

7th July 2016

Australia needs an inquiry into the decision to invade Iraq

Australia urgently needs war powers reform, so that the decision to go to war is no longer the prerogative of the prime minister.

Preparing for war isn't a suitable economic boost

As a society, do we want the government to focus on using military spending as a way of creating jobs?  Defence spending has been "decoupled" from the fiscal restraint of the rest of the Australian economy, with generous increases in funding. It is now on target to reach 2 per cent of GDP by 2021, significantly earlier than initially planned.

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