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.


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. A peace machine? Don’t miss this brilliant exhibition, North Terrace, Adelaide.

      16 Jan - 10 Apr
    2. Film Evening – “The Coming War on China” – Marrickville Peace Group

      4 Apr 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM AEDT
    3. IPAN 2019 CONFERENCE, start planning now! ‘Australia at the Crossroads – time for an independent foreign policy’, CDU, Darwin, 2-4 August, 2019

      2 Aug 6:30 PM - 4 Aug 4:00 PM AEST
    4. IPAN National Conference – Darwin – August 2nd – 4th

      2 Aug 6:30 PM - 4 Aug 1:00 PM AEST

Latest news

Film – “The Coming War with China” (John Pilger – Marrickville Peace Group

• How likely is war on China? • What might it mean for Australia? To answer these questions, come to a screening at Addison Road Community Centre   (Stirrup Gallery) 6.30pm for 7.00pm start, Thursday April 4, 2019 Dr Alison Broinowski, author and ex-diplomat, will attend. (Entry free. Donations appreciated) Marrickville Peace Group and Addison Road […]


Fukushima Commemoration, Monday 11th March – Brisbane

On Monday 11th March, 2019,  Friends of the Earth Brisbane and Just Peace Queensland are organising a street action to commemorate the eighth year since the deadly meltdown and explosions that destroyed three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Robin Taubenfeld has written a deeply disturbing 2-page summary (attached and pasted here) of […]


The present and future national security policy of Australia is to be found on the coast of Victoria, Michael McKinley, 8 March 2019

MICHAEL McKINLEY. The present and future national security policy of Australia is to be found on the coast of Victoria.


Voice, March 2019

Voice No 26 Mar 2019


Australia at the Crossroads: Time for an Independent Foreign Policy – IPAN National Conference Darwin August 2-4

This year’s conference, titled ‘Australia at the crossroads: Time for an independent foreign policy’ is being held in Darwin as it is the centre for the most recent establishment of a foreign military presence in Australia. Public Meeting – Friday evening 2nd Aug 6:30pm. $10 entry fee Conference: Saturday 3rd Aug 8:30am – 5:00pm & […]


IPAN S-W Vic International Day of Peace celebrations, 21-22 September, Portland and Port Fairy

IPAN South-West Regional Victoria peace celebrations on the International Day of Peace 21-22 September. 12 noon, 21st September – Portland. Members of local IPAN South-West Regional Victoria group are meeting at noon in Market Square Gardens in Portland, near the People for Nuclear Disarmament Peace Plaque. 12 noon, Saturday 22 September – Port Fairy, Public […]


UN International Day of Peace Conference, Sat 22nd September, Clayton, Vic,

UN International Day of Peace Conference  – The Right to Peace & the Legacy of Peace Builders Limited Seats! RSVP:   www.wfwpaustralia.org/events Contact:  5968 2664 Saturday 22nd September 9:30am – 5:00pm Entry $30 Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included


IPAN opposes funding and export of weapons – Feb 20th 2019

Independent and Peaceful Australia Network MEDIA RELEASE 20 February 2019 The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network(IPAN) representing a cross section of community organisations across Australia opposes the government decision to fund and promote the export of weapons. There is nothing admirable about aspiring to be in the world’s top 10 arms exporters. In January 2018, […]


New App exposes the real impacts of WWI on Australian people

The World War 1 Stories App has a number of audio stories – with the voices of people who served in World War 1, or family members of people who served – talking about WWI and its effects; showing the trauma, cost, horror, futility of war; In addition there are 16 text stories of Cent […]


Voice, February 2019

Voice No 25 Feb 2019