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. NGARA Institute coming events Politics in the Pub, Prof John Quiggan, Mullumbimby and Dr Richard Hil,Lismore, 18 and 24 October

      18 Oct 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM AEDT
    2. Film, ‘The Coming War on China’, by John Pilger, Friday October 26th, 6.30pm, Newcastle

      26 Oct 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM AEDT
    3. Annual Peace Dinner, Graham Smith Peace Foundation, speaker artist William Kelly, Saturday 3rd November, Adelaide

      3 Nov 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM AEDT
    4. 2018 Peace Conference, 10-11 November, St George’s Cathedral, Perth

      10 Nov - 11 Nov
    5. ‘Imagining Peace’ by Dawn Joyce, Book launch, Brisbane, Saturday 10 Nov 2018

      10 Nov 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM AEDT

Latest news

Do we really need an American Ambassador? Or will Rupert Murdoch do? CAVAN HOGUE, Pearls and Irritations, 10 October 2018

CAVAN HOGUE. Do we really need an American Ambassador? Or will Rupert Murdoch do?

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Invictus Games and the arms manufacturers connection, Nick Deane, Pearls and Irritations 14 September 2018

NICK DEANE Invictus and the arms manufacturers connection. Published 14 September 2018  

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UN Day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons, 26th September, 2018

On this day at the UN, 7 more nations signed the Treaty to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and 4 nations ratified the Treaty! See here:    

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UK Labour Party votes to freeze arms sales to Israel, 25 September 2018

UK Labour Party votes to freeze arms sales to Israel, 25 September 2018  

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Large Military and defence donations to Australian War Memorial – David Stephens, Honest History and Pearls and Irritations, 18 September 2018

DAVID STEPHENS. The Australian War Memorial admits receiving $1,271,473 over three years in donations from military and defence firms.

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‘Defence officials turn lobbyists, sometimes weeks after leaving government’, Christopher Knaus, Guardian Australia, 18 September 2018

Eight former defence figures, most high-ranking, are now lobbyists for military contractors. Senior defence officials and military figures are taking paid jobs with firms lobbying for arms manufacturers, sometimes within weeks of leaving their government posts. Guardian Australia has identified eight former military officers or defence bureaucrats, most of whom were high-ranking, who have publicly […]

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Conflict in Yemen. Melissa Parke, Pearls and Irritations, 15 September 2018

MELISSA PARKE. Conflict in Yemen And we provide arms to Yemen….

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Media Release – Witness K and Bernard Collaery prosecution: Australia rorts a poor neighbour – then shoots the messenger, 12 September 2018

 MEDIA RELEASE                                                For release:  12 September 2018 Australia Rorts a Poor Neighbour –  then Shoots the Messenger who Exposed it! PROTEST 8.30am and 4pm, ACT MAGISTRATES COURT, WED 12 September “The Australian government’s prosecution of ‘witness K’, a former Australian Secret Intelligence Service employee who exposed ASIS’ bugging of the Timor Leste cabinet room during […]

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Quakers Watching Brief: Preventing an Arms Race in Space, September 2018

WATCHING BRIEF: WB18-5 PREVENTING AN ARMS RACE IN SPACE As Quakers, we seek a world without war. We seek a sustainable and just community. We have a vision of an Australia that upholds human rights and builds peace internationally, with particular focus on our region. In our approach to government we will promote the importance […]

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Palestinian Refugees and UNWRA, Quakers Action Alert: September 2018

Quaker Peace & Legislation Committee ACTION ALERT: AA 18-4 PALESTINIAN REFUGEES AND UNRWA As Quakers, we seek a world without war. We seek a sustainable and just community. We have a vision of an Australia that upholds human rights and builds peace internationally, with particular focus on our region. In our approach to government we […]

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