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. Justice for Refugees – Palm Sunday rally, Sunday March 25th, 1pm Garema Place, Canberra

      25 Mar 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEDT
    2. Palm Sunday rally for refugees, 2pm, Sunday 25th March, Belmore Park, Haymarket, Sydney

      25 Mar 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM AEDT
    3. IPAN-AJPP anti Israeli apartheid rally, 12 noon, 21 April, Garema Place, Canberra city

      21 Apr 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST

Latest news

Parliamentary Debate on War long overdue – Dr Sue Wareham, President MAPW

Parliamentary Debate on War long overdue – Dr Sue Wareham, President MAPW – Canberra Times, Tuesday 21 March, 2018 Dr Wareham is also the Secretary of Australians for War Powers Reform, a campaign which IPAN strongly supports.  To find out more about AWPR, visit their website and also join their mailing list.


Bipartisanship on defence – inquiry – a major step backwards. Please make a submission.

There has been an outcry over the Government’s proposal to become a major arms exporter and a disturbing further development is a proposal through a Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade inquiry regarding a formal bipartisan defence agreement between the major parties.  There is already significant bipartisanship on defence and security matters […]


Two Public Lectures – on Australia’s Illegal Wars

On February 13, 2018  Just Peace convened a Brisbane public forum entitled “Australia’s Illegal Wars”, with speakers James O’Neill and Maureen Todhunter. James O’Neill is a Brisbane based International law barrister and political commentator.  His talk was entitled “Australia’s Illegal Wars” Maureen Todhunter is an editor based at Griffith University.  Her talk was entitled “Thinking […]


Voice No 13 Feb 2018

Voice no13


Winter Olympics thaws relations between North and South – this opportunity should not be lost – IPAN media release 26 February

MEDIA RELEASE: North and South Korea post Winter Olympics thaw – IPAN 26 February


Draft Aims and Objectives of “Peace & Justice are Union Business” working group

PJUB Draft Aims and Objectives 29 January meeting sw v2.



SIGN PETITION TO DROP ALL CHARGES AGAINST OKINAWA ANTI-BASES ACTIVISTS Dear Friends of Peace and Justice Around the World, As you may all know, the Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases held in Baltimore on January 12 – 14, 2018, unanimously passed a resolution in support of arrested Okinawa anti-bases activists, Hiroji Yamashiro , and his co-defendants, Hiroshi […]


Talk by Scott Ludlum at the Peace Boat, Adelaide


APAN and IPAN condemn defence links with Israel – Media Release 4 Feb 2018

IPAN and APAN Condemn Defence Links with Israel – Australia Palestine Advocacy Network and IPAN joint Media Release – 4 February 2018


Voice No. 12 – Jan 2018

Voice_No_12_Jan_2018 pdf