The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network


Brisbane protest


Independent and Peaceful Australia Network NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017
was held in MELBOURNE
8,9 & 10 September 2017




Conference Theme:
War, Peace & Independence: Keep Australia out of US Wars

Speakers included:
Assoc Prof David Vine, American University, Washington (author on US military bases around the world and US foreign policies) - 
Impacts of the Global network of US military bases
Dr Alison Broinowski, Vice President of Australians for War Powers Reform -  What would an Independent foreign policy look like
James O'Neill, Barrister -  South China Sea
Prof Richard Tanter, (Nautilus Inst., Melbourne Uni) -  Obstacles to an independent foreign policy
Dr Margaret Beavis, National President, MAPW -  The real costs for Australia of US militarism
Rob Starry, Criminal Defence Lawyer -  Terrorism laws and surveillance
Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, Australian Greens Defence Spokesperson -  The taboo of an Australia Independent of the US
Dr Mike Gilligan, former Defence Dept adviser -  Can Aus defend itself?
Warren Smith, National Assist. Secretary, MUA -  Peace is union business
Sung Hee Choi from Jeju Island, South Korea -  The crisis on the Korean Peninsula
Alex Edney-Browne, Ph D researcher on drones -  military funding unis
Dr Vince Scappatura The US lobby in Australia
Olivier Bancoult, indigenous leader from Diego Garcia -  Diego Garcia

and featuring Former Senator Scott Ludlam, at the Friday forum

Download our Conference Declaration, our Resolution on The Philippines and other Conference Resolutions


For further details:
Phone:  0431 597 256
IPAN, P.O. Box 573 Coorparoo, Qld, 4151