Resources: Fact Sheet

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.

MAPW fact sheet: US forces in Australia, 2012

A two-page overview of the expansion of US forces and US military bases in Australia and their integration with Australian military forces; noting major training, surveillance, communications and port facilities that they use or plan to use.

Sending Australians to War: MAPW Paper 3, Paul Barratt, April 2012

"Sending Australians to War" is a 2-page MAPW paper proposing that Parliament should decide whether Australians should go to war. The 2-page paper, written for MAPW by Paul Barratt AO, a former Secretary to the Department of Defence, argues that the power to make war should be removed from Executive government (Cabinet) and located in the Australian Parliament.

War is a health hazard: MAPW paper 2, Jenny Grounds, March 2012

The second in a series on war and militarism in Australia, this two-page paper by MAPW President Dr Jenny Grounds discusses the effects of war on health - both by destroying human life and health and the environment that supports us, and by diverting resources from health care and human wellbeing. Written March 2012.

Militarising Australian History: MAPW paper 1, Marilyn Lake, February 2012 (printer version)

The first in a series on war and militarism in Australia, this two-page paper written for MAPW by Professor Marilyn Lake argues that the militarisation of Australian history has increased dramatically. The assumption that national history is military history is now widespread; while commemoration of other national achievements is much more limited.

MAPW Fukushima one-year summary: March 2011

A two-page review of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident including health and human impacts of the disaster, mismanagement, and proposals regarding what needs to be done. Prepared by Dr Margaret Beavis for MAPW, at the first anniversary of this nuclear disaster in Japan. In dot point format as a resource for letters and articles.

Militarising Australian History: MAPW paper 1, Marilyn Lake. February 2012

The first in a series on war and militarism in Australia, this two-page paper written for MAPW by Professor Marilyn Lake argues that the militarisation of Australian history has increased dramatically. The assumption that national history is military history is now widespread; while commemoration of other national achievements is much more limited.

MAPW Fact Sheet: Muckaty Basics - December 2011

This MAPW fact sheet discusses the proposal to store and dispose of nuclear waste on Aboriginal land at Muckaty in the Northern Territory. It describes the type of waste, and what is planned for burial or above-ground storage. It debunks the myth that a radioactive waste dump is needed for nuclear medicine waste.

Uranium sales to India: 2010 fact sheet

2010 4-page fact sheet written by Dr Jim Green for the Nuclear Awareness Project, funded by the MAPW Peace Fund.

MAPW Fact Sheet: Transport of radioactive waste to Muckaty - November 2011

Outlines the risks to humans and the environment, of transporting radioactive waste by truck, to remote outback Northern Territory, where it is proposed that there should be a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty, near Tennant Creek. Fact sheet prepared by MAPW's Northern Territory Branch.

MAPW fact sheet: Nuclear waste Q & A, November 2011

MAPW fact sheet written by Dr Peter Karamoskos on the nature of the radioactive waste to be deposited at the proposed nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station. This four page fact sheet debunks the myth that a central radioactive waste repository is needed for nuclear medicine.

Briefing notes: Uranium sales to India - October 2011

Notes setting out the key points against Australia selling uranium to India, which is not a signatory to the NPTi.

IPPNW nuclear power publication

IPPNWi and its affiliates publications relating to the nuclear power situation in Fukushima.

Lessons from Fukushima and Chernobyl

 Physicians for Social Responsibility have created a booklet exploring how Fukushima and Chernobyl have served to remind the public about the dangers posed by nuclear power. 

MAPW fact sheet : Drones and robotic warfare. March 2011.

Drones are UAVs, or unmanned aerial vehicles, which carry missiles and are controlled remotely. They are widely deployed in Afghanistan and have recently been used in the aerial bombardment of Lybia. This fact sheet outlines the various concerns which surround the use of robots in warfare.

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Nuclear power, uranium mining and public health

MAPW 2-page fact sheet by Dr Peter Karamoskos. Summarises evidence on nuclear reactors and cancer, accidents in nuclear power reactors, links with nuclear weapons, and health risks to nuclear industry workers. Written 2010.

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