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.

Evolution of the physicians' peace movement : A historical perspective by Ian Maddocks, MD, FRACP, FAFPHM, DTM&H

Historically, physicians have chosen to consider medical ethics rather than patient rights, as well as preferring responsibility for the individuals seeking their help rather than for the health of populations. Protests against planning for war, and discussions about sustainment of global well-being, were received within the medical profession with both encouragement and hostility.

Current research evidence about health problems from radiation - by Dr Margaret Beavis (May 2014)

This plain language fact sheet outlines current research evidence about health problems from radiation

 Executive Summary

2014 Anzac Day Speech by Hon Peter Underwood AC, Governor of Tasmania

Hon Peter Underwood AC made this speach on Anzac Day 2014. The speech not only recognises the enduring effects of war and honours those who's lives were lost, but reminds us to seek peace at every opportunity.

Obituary for Michael Denborough (July 11 1929 to February 8th 2014)

Michael Denborough was a medical researcher and founder of the Australian Nuclear Disarmament Party. Michael passed away in February 2014 and his daughter Liz has writen this touching Obituary on behalf of the family in honour of their father. 

Enduring Effects of War - flyer

 In partnership with Act for Peace, MAPW commissioned a set of lesson plans to highlight the humanitarian impact of war for middle years history students. The Enduring Effects of War is now available and attached is a flyer outlining the different lesson plans.

The Enduring Effects of War

This series of lesson plans on war for Year 9 and 10 students was created through a partnership between the Medical Association for Prevention of War, its project partner Act for Peace and the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria.

MAPW Arms Trade Treaty project 2013-15

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Update on the Outcomes of the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Effects of Nuclear Weapons, Mexico 13-14 February 2014

 This report contains detailed information about what happened at the recently concluded conference in Nayarit, an evaluation from IPPNW’s perspective, and recommendations for concrete actions by IPPNW

And if a nuclear bomb exploded in Lyon, France

This report examines what would happen if a 150kT nuclear bomb were to be exploded over Lyon. This report has been presented to the Second Meeting to discuss the humanitarian effects of nuclear weapons, held in Mexico in February 2014 and attended by over 120 countries

Australia & World War 1 - A Clash of Values - booking form

 If you would like to book for this event please down load this attachehment.


Australia & World War 1 - A Clash of Values -

 The ACT branch of the Medical Association for the Prevention of War is holdong its annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday 19th March 2014 at 6.30pm. 

The Financial Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan: How Wartime Spending Decisions Will Constrain Future National Security Budgets

In this report, Linda J Blimes from the Harvard Kennedy School examines the financial legacy of decisions taken during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and how they will dominate future US federal budgets for decades to come.



Canberra Peace Convergence

-How may we create an independent and peaceful Australia?

-How may we promote a foreign policy which builds peace and nonviolent resolutions to conflict in our region?

West Papua 2013, Year in Review

This report details incidents of human rights abuses and events that occurred in West Papua during 2013. In the report AWPA uses the name “West Papua” to refer to the whole of the western half of the Island of New Guinea.  However, “West Papua” at this time is divided into two provinces, Papua and West Papua.