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.Law, and have continued under Australian Governments since Federation.
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.
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
IPAN and APAN Condemn Defence Links with Israel – Australia Palestine Advocacy Network and IPAN joint Media Release – 4 February 2018
The Turnbull Government’s plan to give weapons manufacturers $3.8 billions of taxpayers’ funds is being blasted by workers involved in the Don’t Buy Into War campaign. Peace and Justice is Union Business, which includes unions and rank-and-file union members, says offering government support for the arms industry so soon after withdrawing support for domestic auto […]
If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Kathryn Kelly on 0417 269 984.
Coalition Against US Foreign Military Bases A new international coalition against US and any foreign military bases has recently been formed with a conference in January 2018 in Baltimore, USA. This is an exciting development and we aim to be involved in the movement, which is a demonstration of the growing desire for a more […]
Don’t buy into war: Turnbull Government rushing in the wrong direction with arms industry – Media release 29 January 2018
Australia should be a nation that leads the world in promoting peace not war Government expenditure on health, education or transport will provide more jobs growth than an equivalent expenditure on the Defence industry The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) does not believe that more taxpayer dollars should be committed to the manufacture of […]
Amid fears of an escalating nuclear threat, the media is failing in its duty to the public
‘A really big deal’: New York City’s fossil fuel divestment could spur global shift Economists say city’s status as financial and cultural giant means move to sever ties with fossil fuel will catalyze others in US and around the world to follow. The Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges in 2012, as the effects of Hurricane Sandy […]
Largest Dutch pension fund to divest from nuclear weapons 11 Jan 2018 ⋅ by Maaike Beenes ⋅ The largest Dutch pension fund, the civil servants fund ABP, has decided to end its investments in producers of nuclear weapons. ABP has “finally made the right decision”, says PAX program leader nuclear disarmament Susi Snyder. “After years […]