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.
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 National Conference: Darwin August 2nd-4th
An international gathering in Germany organised by the International Peace Bureau: We live in a time of wars and violence. The armament race has been growing, especially among the NATO countries. Their goal: 2% of country’s GDP for war and war preparations. Foreign military bases play an important role in the policy of confrontation: they […]
ROBERT FISK. The Evidence we were never meant to see about the Douma Gas Attack in Syria. (Counterpunch, 27 May 2019)
ROBERT FISK. The Evidence we were never meant to see about the Douma Gas Attack. (Counterpunch, 27 May 2019)
Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) MEDIA RELEASE 26 May 2019 US Fire in Iran could burn us all US – Iran Tension fuelled by provocative language could lead to war War could lead global economy to tailspin if price of oil surged upwards “Following the post-election conversation with the US President, PM Morrison must […]
“We won’t be complicit’: Italian dock workers refuse to load Saudi arms ship over Yemen war. Link to the press article below, or check it out on IPAN’s fb page. https://www.rt.com/news/459806-saudi-arms-ship-blocked-italian-port/?fbclid=IwAR3rnRfm-LnC2vyWJa1xRwud41Ln4WR8jq_IM0cccpHeeORL57q7fozPxP0 IPAN has sent a message of solidarity to the Italian dock workers – see below Solidarity message to Genoa Dock Workers and their Union […]
IPAN (SA) PRESS RELEASE AUSTRALIAN ARMS SALES TO SAUDIS AND UAE IGNORE HUMAN RIGHTS UN SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS YEMEN WAR IS WORLD’S WORST HUMANITARIAN CRISIS PROTEST MAJOR PARTY’S INDIFFERENCE IPAN (SA) will hold a protest outside the Liberal Party (SA) HQ at 104 Greenhill Rd. Unley on Wednesday 8th May from 4 – 5 pm. ……….and […]
A press release from the International Peace Bureau, commenting on the latest (2018) Report on world military expenditure, published by the SIPRI (The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute): IPB Statement on the SIPRI Report on Military Spending On April 29th, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its report on global military spending in […]
Media Release -24th April, 2019 PO Box 573, Coorparoo, Qld, 4151 The US Marines stationed in Darwin under the Force Posture Agreement are leading Australia into a war scenario with China. IPAN calls on our government to terminate the Force Posture Agreement and end the stationing […]