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
Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN)I MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2019 Talisman Sabre War Rehearsal Are they a rehearsal for war with China? They convey a message of aggression against our neighbours Australia playing a subservient role The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) says “No!” to the Talisman Sabre War rehearsals […]
US Marines in Darwin might repeat Royal Marines Piracy in Mediterranean, Media Release 11th July 2019
Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11/07/2019 US MARINES IN DARWIN MIGHT REPEAT ROYAL MARINES PIRACY IN MEDITERRANEAN The “Force Posture Agreement” with the Australian government would not prevent US Marines in Darwin from repeating the piratical seizure by Gibraltar-based Royal Marines last week of a […]
Why do successive Australian governments dance to the dangerous beat of U.S. war drums? How do we build a people’s movement to end the Australian governments’ servile support for U.S. wars of aggression? … A talk by IPAN Committee member Shirley Winton. Full talk here: Talk to Unitarians 30 June 2019 v4. Final. PDF
This letter has been sent to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, from the Australians for War Powers Reform organisation. 19.06.27 AWPR Letter to PM re Iran
Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date 1st July, 2019 Australia must say “No” to war on Iran War would be disastrous for Australia It would block the flow of fuel imports Australian and US interests ‘diametrically opposed’ Responding to reports that PM Morrison is backing US President Trump’s harder […]
This petition has been organised by the STOP THE WAR Coalition in Sydney. Make sure you sign it now and send on to your friends. SIGN the PETITION here.
Ever since Australia’s Prime Minister John Curtin cast his eye to Washington in an act of desperation during the Second World War, fearing defeat at the hands of the Japanese and British abandonment, the United States has maintained its role, a brute to be relied upon, even as it careers into the next disaster…. ….In […]
Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Marines in Darwin MR 16 June 2019 “The USA marines in Darwin could drag Australia into war.” There is no guarantee that the marines will not engage in military action on order from Washington. […]