Uranium mining and exports

US military presence, cluster bombs, and uranium sales: MAPW members speak out

Updated 23 November: President Obama's Australian visit has sparked announcements of an expanded US military presence in Australia -raising the possibility of storage of banned cluster bombs - while the PM has made clear her intention to change policy on uranium sales to India. Our members have spoken on radio, and once again written numerous letters to the media.

India uranium sales would increase nuclear war risk: MAPW, 15 November 2011

MAPW media release calling on on the Australian Government and the Australian Labor Party to lead the world towards the abolition of nuclear weapons, rather than risking nuclear weapons proliferation by selling Australian uranium to nuclear-armed India.

India uranium sales would increase nuclear war risk: MAPW key resources

The Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW) has called on the Government and the ALP to lead the world towards the abolition of nuclear weapons, rather than risking nuclear weapons proliferation by selling Australian uranium to nuclear-armed India.

Q & A: Traditional owners speak on BHP

Event Date: 
Wed, 16/11/2011 - 18:15 - 20:15
Location: 
Melbourne

On the eve of the Annual General Meeting of BHP Bilington Traditional Owners fighting to protect their homelands from BHP will discuss their concerns.

  • Date: Wednesday 16 November, 2011
  • Time: 6.15pm, Welcome to Country 6.30pm
  • Venue: Meeting Room 1, Trades Hall, cnr Victoria and Lygon Streets Carlton

MAPW submission to SA Parliament re Roxby Downs Bill: October 2011

MAPW submission to the Select Committee of the South Australian Parliament, on the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) (Amendment of Indenture) Amendment Bill 2011.

Politicians receive medical visits to inform of uranium export hazards

MAPW members have begun visiting politicians and leading ALP members to advise them of the health hazards of exporting uranium, in particular to India. Our visitor from Princeton University, nuclear physicist Dr MV Ramana, will also be visiting and meeting with key politicians during his visit to Australia as a guest of ICANi, in the first week of November.

Film premiere: Dirt cheap; thirty years on

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/11/2011 - 18:30
Location: 
Melbourne

An updated version of the 1980 film, Dirt Cheap, 30 years on...the story of uranium mining in Kakadu tells the story of how Ranger uranium mine was imposed on the Mirarr people in the late 1970s. The film also provides contemporary insight into the Mirarr's experience with Ranger and Jabiluka.

Dr Margaret Beavis

Position within MAPW: 
Secretary
Contact: 

mjbeavis@outlook.com.au or via MAPW office, 03 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Professional Qualifications: 
MBBS, FRACGP
Current field of medicine: 

General Practice

Special areas of interest: 
Nuclear weapons, nuclear industry, environment, human costs of war
Background: 

Dr Beavis is committed to the abolition of nuclear weapons, and the end of the hazardous nuclear industy. Her concerns for the human costs of war have led her to work as a volunteer GP with Melbourne's Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. She also has a particular interest in health and the environment, both on a global scale, and in her local community.

MAPW explodes arguments for uranium sales

MAPW Vice President Dr Margaret Beavis, in a letter published in today's Australian, notes the flaws in Stephen Loosley's opinion piece urging the ALP to approve uranium sales to India. Dr Beavis writes:

In the national interest?

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