IPAN Affiliates

IPAN is a network of organisations around Australia – community, faith and peace groups, trade unions and concerned individuals – aiming to build public dialogue and pressure  for change. Change to a truly independent foreign policy for Australia – one in which our government plays a positive role in solving international conflicts peacefully.

IPAN Vision

Advocate for an independent and peaceful Australia, free of foreign military bases, and free of interventions by other foreign Governments, corporations, or vested interests, that at present seek to exert undue influence in shaping Australia’s foreign and defence policies in a manner that diminishes Australia’s sovereignty; and

Recognise that a truly peaceful and independent Australia cannot be achieved without resolving the past cruel and unjust takeover of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands, and, in its activities, to work to address these injustices, which began under British Law, and have continued under Australian Governments since Federation.

Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the traditional custodians the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and respect their continuing culture.  We acknowledge their country was violently seized 230 years ago, and affirm that genuine independence of Australia cannot be achieved without a just and sovereign Treaty with the indigenous people of this land.

The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network

Upcoming events

    1. Palestinian-American human rights attorney Noura Erakat speaking Adelaide 14 July, Sydney 16 July, Melbourne 19 July

      14 Jul 5:00 PM - 19 Jul 6:00 PM AEST
    2. Forum: Keeping Australia out of US Wars – Richard Broinowski, Senator Lee Rhiannon, Nick Deane, NSW Teachers Federation, 33 Reservoir St. Surry Hills

      17 Jul 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM AEST
    3. The Jeju Grand March for Life and Peace, July 30 to Aug 4 2018, following inter-Island Solidarity camp for the Peace of Sea, July 25 to 29.

      25 Jul 8:00 AM - 4 Aug 5:00 PM AEST
    4. Politics in the Pub with Charles Massey, author and farmer, Kyogle Bowling Club, 5 August 2018

      5 Aug 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM AEST
    5. Dinner with Palestinian Refugee, Dr Olfat Mahmoud, 6.30pm Thursday 23 August 2018

      23 Aug 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM AEST

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LIZZIE O’SHEA. Witness K and foreign interference hypocrisy, Pearls and Irritations, 5 July 2018

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Palestine-Israel: The One Democratic State Campaign, Jeff Halper, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

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About the Force Posture Agreement

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Protest – Burning of Government Arms Sales Catalog

See Protest – Burning of Government Arms Sales Catalog  

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IPAN response to the Australian Government Foreign Policy White Paper

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Aboriginal Tent Embassy ask all Australians to remember Frontier Wars

Aboriginal Tent Embassy ask all Australians to remember Frontier Wars

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Lest We Forget: why we need to remember the Frontier Wars

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Like the Frontier Wars, the Black War, one of Australia’s most devastating conflicts, is not officially recognised nor remembered in any memorials

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RICHARD FLANAGAN. Freedom means Australia facing up to the truth of its past.

RICHARD FLANAGAN. Freedom means Australia facing up to the truth of its past.

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