MAPW reply: Defence White Paper Community Consultation - April 2009

MAPW took seriously the offer to participated in the Defence Department's Community Consultation leading up to the 2009 Defence White Paper. Our members developed a considered and well-researched MAPW submission; and attended community meetings in their states. The report, not released until 15 April 2009, higlights the views of the military and weapons industry while dismissing or downplaying views and evidence suggesting decreased spending, or promoting peace-making and diplomatic resolution of conflict.