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War is a Health Issue - Melbourne University must end collaboration with arms manufacturer Lockheed Martin

Following the announcement by Melbourne University that it will be collaborating with weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin, the MAPW Student Group has written to the university calling for the partnership not to go ahead.

As medical students, they are concerned that any association with such a company, implicates the university in the development of weapons which kill and effect the health of those who survive there use.

MAPW Student Group is also requesting a meeting with the university to put their case. Watch out for more updates soon.

In the meantime, read the MAPW Student Group letter below.

To find out more about MAPW Student Group at Melbourne University, follow their facebook page www.facebook.com/mapw4unimelb/

 

MAPW submission to the Joint Committee on Treaties inquiry - Generation IV Nuclear Energy - Accession

The inquiry will examine the following treaty: Framework Agreement for International Collaboration on Research and Development of Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems, as extended by the Agreement Extending the Framework Agreement for International Collaboration on Research and Development of Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems (Washington, 28 February 2005) 

Statement on the imminent testing by the US of a second Inter Continental Ballistic Missile

Today, May 3rd 2017 between 12:01 a.m. and 6:01 a.m. PDT, the US will test launch a second Minuteman III Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

IPPNW statement on Korea crisis

The persistent tensions on the Korean peninsula are rapidly escalating into a crisis fueled by mutual fears, provocations, and the volatile temperaments of two unpredictable, n

Silence is Deafening

Letter by Sue Wareham, MAPW Vice President and ACT branch convenor, published Sunday 30 April 2017 in the Age newspaper

Copying Donald Trump and engaging in hostile exchanges with North Korea is hardly statesmanlike

This letter by MAPW President, Dr Margaret Beavis was published in the Sydney Morning Hearald and The Age on 25th April 2017


Nuclear war humanity’s big health risk

The following letter was published in the Mercury Newspaper, Tasmainia on 25 April 2017

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.