Resources

Our resources pages list both downloadable resources — like documents, posters or media releases — and links to useful websites. To find resources on a specific issue on this page, click on the list below. To view resources by type, see the menu at left. More recently added resources are at the top.

The War to End All Wars: honoring the dead by learning the lessons -chapters 1 to 4

The "war to end all wars" ushered in a century of violence on an unprecedented scale. A hundred years on, the lessons to be learned appear buried beneath a barrage of commemorative activities. MAPW believes that Australia could best honor those who died by learning from the past.

MAPW policy on radioactive waste

 MAPW radioactive waste policy published July 2015

MAPW - Conventions on chemical, biological and environmental warfare - 2014

Some methods of waging war are so inhumane, or represent such a violation of human rights, that their use is considered a war crime. Chemical and biological weapons, and environmentsl warfare, are all banned under international law, on these ground. This fact sheet gives a brief history and account of the international conventions concerned.

MPAW Constitution November 2014

 MAPW Constitution November 2014

MAPW International law and treaties Dr Peter Wigg 2014

A useful short account of how international law is established and how it functions, including an outline of the role of international treaties.

French nuclear tests in the pacific - health effects - 2014

France conducted atmospheric and underground nuclear bomb tests at Mururoa atoll in the Pacific between 1960 and 1996. The official position is that these were particularly clean.

The War to End All Wars: honouring the dead by learning the lessons

The "war to end all wars" ushered in a century of violence on an unprecedented scale. A hundred years on, the lessons to be learned appear buried beneath a barrage of commemorative activities. MAPW believes that Australia could best honour those who died by learning from the past.

Speech by Dr Amanda Ruler for Le Fevre HIgh School 2014

Dr Amanda Ruler, RN, PhD MAPW National Vice President and SA Branch Coordinator spoke at Le Fevre High School in December 2014 to raise awareness of the need to pursue nuclear disarmament.

 

Carolyn Holbrook: Remembering WW1: 2015

Historian Carolyn Holbrook spoke in March, 2015, at an MAPW forum in Fremantle organised by the Western Australian branch, on Australia's commemoration of the centenary of World War One. She argued that the way we remember past wars influences, for good or ill, our attitude to current and future wars.

Melissa Parkes: Preventing war: 2015

Melissa Parkes, Federal Member for Fremantle, spoke in March, 2015, at an MAPW forum organised by the Western Australian branch on Australia's commemoration of the World War 1 centenary. She described the tendency to romanticise war in this commemoration, and the important alternative of thinking in terms of prevention.

Poor sick Iraq: Peter Wigg - 2014

A discussion of what we shoulld now do for the sick country of Iraq, as if it was our patient.

Changes to the MAPW Constitution : a briefing for MAPW Members

This fact sheet explains why the MAPW constitution needed to change, what changes are being proposed and the purpose of these changes.

Hon Malcolm Fraser & Paul Barratt - make the case for a change in Australian war powers legislation

 The Australian Newspaper

Monday, Sep. 06, 2014

Opinion : Going to war is a matter for parliament

by Hon Malcolm Fraser and Paul Barratt

Hon Malcolm Fraser & Paul Barratt - make the case for a change in Australian war powers legislation

 The Australian Newspaper

Monday, Sep. 06, 2014

Opinion : Going to war is a matter for parliament

by Hon Malcolm Fraser and Paul Barratt

Draft Constitution September 2014

In November 2012, the Victorian government replaced the Associations Incorporation Act 1981, with the Incorporation Reform Act 2012 . As MAPW is incorporated in Victoria, the National Council has been reviewing the new legislation and working on draft  amendments to our current constitution.