ISRAEL + GAZA
Read MAPW's statements on the escalating situation in Gaza.
We unequivocally condemn Hamas' attacks on civilians in Israel, as well as the bombardment and seige of civilians in Gaza.
- Restore funding to UNRWA: letter to the Foreign Minister, 1 February 2024
- Article: Australia is failing under ATT and Genocide Convention, 11 January
- Read our letter to Minister Wong on weapons exports to Gaza, 22 December
- Read our Statement on Laws of War, 17 October
- Read our Letter to the Foreign Minister, 31 October
- Palestine: Health professionals should not be silenced, 16 November
- Ahpra: Advocates for Gaza should not be threatened, 22 November
- Amid the health catastrophe in Gaza, why the silence? (Croakey News), 23 November
- MAPW welcomes pause, calls for a lasting ceasefire, 29 November
- Take Action for Gaza Ceasefire, updated 14 December
- Gaza is a living hell, medical and humanitarian leaders must step up (Croakey News), 14 December
Read MAPW's statements on the ongoing war in Ukraine.
A clear path to nuclear de-escalation is imperative: nuclear armed states must reduce the readiness of their nuclear forces, and must refrain from tit-for-tat threats to use weapons of mass destruction.
While the conflict in Ukraine continues, civilians and health infrastructure must be protected as is required by international law.
TAKE ACTION ON AUKUS
The AUKUS agreement represents a threat to human health and global security.
Nuclear submarines are just the tip of the AUKUS iceberg. The full implications for Australian security and sovereignty must be subject to debate and proper decision-making processes.
NUCLEAR WEAPONS BAN TREATY
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force on 22 January 2021.
The treaty makes nuclear weapons illegal under international law - but Australia has not yet signed. Health workers and students play a key role in calling for recognition of the medical and public health imperative to abolish these inhumane weapons.
WAR TALK: DANGEROUS, DIVISIVE
It is not rational, and it is not in Australia's interests, to talk up war.
Talk of war with China serves only the interests of a cynical few - whilst making the world dangerous for everyone.