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. Trail-blazing towards world peace, Psychologists for Peace Tilman Ruff and Eleanor Wertheim, Melbourne.

      21 Nov 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM AEDT
    2. IPAN AGM, Brisbane and online, 25th November 2018

      25 Nov 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM AEDT
    3. Eureka 164th Anniversary Celebration dinner, West Melbourne, 29th November 2018

      29 Nov 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM AEDT
    4. Just Peace AGM and lunch, 11am 2nd Dec, West End, Brisbane

      2 Dec 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM AEDT

Latest news

The War Memorial and Frontier Wars, David Stephens, 19 November 2018

Honest History, Another wrinkle on why the Australian War Memorial will not commemorate the frontier wars.  David Stephens  

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Irresponsible Australian mining in the Philippines persists, Reyvi Mariñas, 12 November 2018

Irresponsible Australian mining in the Philippines persists By Reyvi Mariñas In 2008, I met Manoy Tony, an elder from the island of Rapu-Rapu in Bicol region, and Frances Quimpo, from the Centre for Environmental Concerns in the Philippines (CEC), in a public forum held in Melbourne about large-scale mining activities in the Philippines. In the […]

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What can Australia do to help build a world at peace, Alan Patience, 11 November 2018

What can Australia do to help build a world  that will be at peace with itself? Allan Patience,  The University of Melbourne Within this question is an assumption (which is all too plausible) that Australia has done – and still does – very little to contribute to the making of a world that can live […]

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Voice, November 2018

November 2018 VOICE pdf

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11 November Armistice Day, Humphrey McQueen, 4 November 2018

11 November: Armistice Day   –  Or, Making the World Safe for Big Oil The guns fell silent on the Western Front at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month while they continued to blaze on the Eastern Front, in the Far East and – above all – throughout the Middle East […]

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New Cold War: Just how independent can Australia be ? Mack Williams, 2 November 2018

MACK WILLIAMS. New Cold War: Just how independent can Australia be ?

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Voice October 2018

Voice Oct 2018

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Savage Irony in Invictus Games, Peter Jones in the Mercury, 24 October 2018

p jones letter re Invictus games

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Defence spending keeps spiralling as embarrassed government blocks data, Michael West, 24 October 2018

These recent articles by investigative journalist Michael West show the recent increases in arms spending, which now overshadows all other Government purchases, and is increasingly spent with no tender processes. Defence spending keeps spiralling as embarrassed government blocks data Government spending soars amid blow-out in no-tender contracts Defence responds on weapons-grade tax leak Defence giants: […]

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Boycotting Eurovision: Why Aren’t Progressives Doing More For Palestine? Nick Reimer, New Matilda, 23 October 2018

Boycotting Eurovision: Why Aren’t Progressives Doing More For Palestine?

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