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
Honest History, Another wrinkle on why the Australian War Memorial will not commemorate the frontier wars. David Stephens
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
MACK WILLIAMS. New Cold War: Just how independent can Australia be ?
p jones letter re Invictus games
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: […]
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?