In the lead-up to Remembrance Day, there are renewed calls for the Australian War Memorial to dissociate itself from the arms companies that supply the repressive and murderous Saudi Arabian government. Lockheed Martin is one of those companies. It has a new three-year deal with the Memorial which, “this year focus[ed] on initiatives commemorating the […]
Australia and war
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived and the media frenzy has erupted, fuelled by news of the royal pregnancy. As media coverage goes, the Invictus Games team couldn’t have managed it any better. Yet, when it comes to the actions of the royal family, all that glisters is not gold. (Originally published at […]
Health professionals in Australia have strongly criticised the government for preaching respect for international law in Syria, while practising the opposite. Australia strongly endorses attacks on Syria by the US, the UK and France which violate international law, given they are neither conducted in self-defence nor authorised by the UN . Claims by Foreign Minister […]
This week marks the 15th anniversary, on March 20, of one of Australia’s most disastrous foreign policy decisions – our involvement in the invasion of Iraq. To characterise this as “our” involvement however does a great disservice to the millions of Australians who were vehemently opposed to the decision that was made by just one […]
Please support our goal of getting Australia to sign and ratify the nuclear weapons ban treaty. Please sign the statement “As an Australian health care professional, I want my government to support the nuclear weapons ban treaty”. The statement is below, and you can read and endorse it by email here. An even bigger help […]
The Australian government’s recent decision to adopt an ambitious new defence manufacturing plan has met with controversy. Far beyond most job-creation initiatives, Malcolm Turnbull’s plan has international ramifications.