Bring our troops home from Afghanistan: WA advertisement

 WEDNESDAY 3 MARCH 2010 A full-page advertisement in today's "Western Australian" urges Australians to write to our Foreign Minister Stephen Smith asking him to bring Australian troops home.

The advertisement also urges readers to donate to MAPW.

Former WA Premier, Peter Dowding, has placed the advertisement in memory of his father, and 'all who seek peace'. It asks:

"This year Australians will spend $1.2 Billion on War in Afghanistan. Why?"

"Australia has been at war in Afghanistan since 2001. The war has claimed, and continues to claim, the lives of thousands of innocent Afghans."

"Minister for Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith, surely you could do something better for humanity than war?"


  • Write to Stephen Smith (stephen [dot] smith [dot] mp [at] aph [dot] gov [dot] au) with "Invest in Peace: Bring our troops home" as the subject line.
  • Donate now to support MAPW's work for peace
  • Read more about Afghanistan on our Afghanistan page