MAPW has serious concerns about provisions proposed in the Defence Legislation Amendment (Enhancement of Defence Force Response to Emergencies) Bill 2020. There are very troubling elements in the bill that could seriously undermine human rights – such as the right to dissent. The bill appears to be leading us to a more militarised society, and […]
In this global crisis, it’s healthcare workers – not soldiers – who are on the frontlines, and it’s clear that the true security of our community depends on a commitment to health and welfare for all. Our task at MAPW is to translate this new awareness into a fundamental reimagining of Australia’s notions of “security”.
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 […]
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.