Missile defence

Missile Defence

Missile Defence is an offensive war-fighting system designed as part of United States plans to dominate and control space. Plans for this system to be in place by 2020 are well under way. The consequences of Australia's complicity with this system could be long term and far-reaching.

Dr Jason Garrood

Position within MAPW: 
Former Vice President, active SA member

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

Professional Qualifications: 
Current field of medicine: 

General Practitioner

Special areas of interest: 
Nuclear weapons, landmines, renewable energy and nuclear power, and the psychological aspects of radiation exposure.

As a GP, Jason has a strong belief in preventative medicine and primary health care. He sees war as the ultimate health risk to be prevented: especially nuclear war, which he identifies as the greatest threat to the future of humankind.
"Having had some experience of the costs of war during a stint in the army in the Vietnam era, I joined MAPW in the early 1980s after the birth of my children. Wanting to do something actively to ensure a better future for them, I joined after hearing Prof Maddocks speak to a medical meeting describing the effects of a nuclear explosion over a city and the ineffectiveness of any medical response."
"Sustainability has always been an integral part of my beliefs, in all its forms, and energy issues have been a special part of this. We hand-built an energy efficient home in the 1970s. Our current 8-star family home is the culmination of many years of commitment. I am strongly against the current misguided push for nuclear power with its strong links to the nuclear weapons industry."  

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