Resources: Report

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.

Refugee policy: notes for letter-writers, August 2012

These brief summary notes were prepared by MAPW Executive members after Professor Louise Newman spoke at a July 2012 MAPW Victorian Branch dinner. They are designed to help members wishing to write letters to the media on this topic.

"Why did we go to war in Iraq?" Iraq War Inquiry Group booklet: August 2012

What led to Australia invading Iraq in 2003? The Iraq War Inquiry Group is calling for an enquiry into the reasons behind Australia's participation in the invasion and a review of the war powers of the government, to draw out what lessons can be learned for the future. The case for an inquiry is set out in detail in a new booklet, “Why did we go to war in Iraq?

Catastrophic humanitarian harm

To commemorate Hiroshima Day 2012, ICANi, in partnership with Peace Boat and IPPNW

Arms Trade Treaty: NGO letter to Foreign Minister Bob Carr, July 2012

MAPW has signed a joint letter to Foreign Minister Bob Carr with NGOi partners, urging that the Australian Government stand firm on its commitment to a strong Arms Trade Treaty with a broad scope covering all conventional

MAPW submission on extension of nuclear power treaty

MAPW submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties in regard to the proposed extension of the 1987 Regional Co-operative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology. The submission protests against the signing of such a treaty, particularly with states which have not signed the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty.

Non-violent defence and armed neutrality: a bibliography

A bibliography on issues of civil resistance and armed neutrality. Prepared for MAPW by Dale Hess, June 2012.

Armed neutrality

An article published in Peace Dossier 10, August 1984 by novelist and activist David Martin. David Martin argues that while remaining armed, Australia should take control of its own defence and neither depend on military alliances nor participate in the invasion of other countries.

Agent Orange

A talk given by Dr Sue Wareham, Vice President of MAPW to the public meeting “Agent Orange: an ongoing human tragedy and an act of environmental vandalism”, organised by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom at the ACT Legislative Assembly. Friday April 27, 2012.

Three notes on Fukushima

An article on the cultural and philosophical implications of the Fukushima disater by Andy Chi-ming Wang.

MAPW National Newsletter Winter 2012

This edition features an article on remembering past wars and an article on the economic consequences of nuclear war.

Back to the Bases: R. Tanter on US forces in Australia, May 2012

Professor Richard Tanter writes in Arena Magazine, April-May 2012. 5-page article analysing the expansion of US forces in Australia, including the deployment of forces through Darwin, the increase use of Australian air bases by US aircraft: and more submarine visits to Australian ports; as well as the possibility of use of the Cocos Islands.

FAS report on Fukushima to US Congress

Report on the disaster at Fukushima prepared for the Congressional Research Service by the Federation of American Scientists.

Quaker Peace & Legislation Committee Watching Brief on Militarism.

Quaker Australia report (April 2012) on global and national trends in militarism and military policy.

Joint Statement on the humanitarian dimension of nuclear disarmament 2012

Statement on the “humanitarian dimension of nuclear disarmament" presented to the 2012 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review by Switzerland’s Ambassador, Benno Laggner on behalf of 16 governments.

Nuclear warships and nuclear famine

A letter by Judy Blyth to the editor of the "West Australian" newspaper following the release of the "nuclear famine" report. It was published in that newspaper on Friday 27 April 2012.