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. A peace machine? Don’t miss this brilliant exhibition, North Terrace, Adelaide.

      16 Jan - 10 Apr
    2. Peace begins at Home – Panel Discussion on Domestic Violence

      2 Mar 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM AEDT
    3. International Womens’ Day dinner, 6.30pm, 8 March, Brisbane

      8 Mar 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM AEDT
    4. IPAN 2019 CONFERENCE, start planning now! ‘Australia at the Crossroads – time for an independent foreign policy’, CDU, Darwin, 2-4 August, 2019

      2 Aug 6:30 PM - 4 Aug 4:00 PM AEST

Latest news

Voice, February 2019

Voice No 25 Feb 2019


Hands off Venezuela – 7th February, 2019

         Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN)                                                                                     www.ipan.org.au MEDIA RELEASE     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7 February 2019 Australia must condemn United States sanctions and threats of military intervention in Venezuela ·      Venezuelans have the right to decide who governs them ·      US sanctions on Venezuela are not endorsed by the UN ·      UN diplomacy needed […]


Abandonment of Intermediate Range Nuclear Missile Treaty is a threat to us all

The International Peace Bureau has issued an urgent statement on the threatened withdrawal of the US from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Missile Treaty, signed in 1987 IPB Statement INF Treaty at threat: Prevent a 21st century nuclear arms race On February 2nd, President Trump announced the unilateral suspension of the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear […]



WAIHOPAI SPYBASE PROTEST SATURDAY JANUARY 26th   ·WAIHOPAI WORKS FOR DONALD TRUMP People from all around New Zealand will be converging on the super-secret Waihopai satellite interception spybase, in Marlborough, on Saturday January 26th. We will be at the Waihopai spy base main gate at Waihopai Valley Road from 11 a.m. There will be speakers; […]


JOHN MENADUE. Joined at the hip to a very dangerous ally that is almost always at war. An update

Posted on 15 January 2019 We are a nation in denial that we are ‘joined at the hip’ to a dangerous ally that is becoming even more dangerous with the increasing privatisation of the US ‘war complex’  The complex is less and less under civilian control. Arms companies in the US and particularly drone manufacturers have […]


The case for leaving Afghanistan, Robert Kaplan, NY Times International, 9 Jan 2019

ROBERT D KAPLAN. The case for leaving Afghanistan (The New York Times International Edition). Posted on 9 January 2019 on Pearls and Irritations blog America is spending beyond its means on a mission that might only be helping its strategic rivals. The decision by President Trump to withdraw 7,000 of the roughly 14,000 American troops […]


Voice , January 2019

Voice Number 24, January 2019


CHRIS MILLS. Australian Defence Organisation Combats Climate Change Effects in Australia.

Posted on 27 December 2018 The Mission of the Australian Defence Force is to defend Australia and its national interests. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2018 Report assesses that climate change presents a global ‘risk to heath, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security and economic growth’.  Australia, being the driest inhabited continentfaces existential risk from climate change which is attacking Australia […]


Most favoured notions just take time, Alison Broinowski, 21 December 2018

There are said to be no votes in defence or foreign affairs in Australia. Years of bipartisanship on both, and an Alliance that is unquestionable, have disempowered debate. The time for change may be in 2019.   The ALP national conference should have been in July, but the Government decided to hold the ‘Super Saturday’ by-elections […]


Please call the Japanese ambassador to protest the building of the Henoko US military base.

Stand with Okinawa against the Henoko US military base. There are protests happening in the US – We can support the Okinawan community by lodging our protest by phone.  Ph. Japanese Embassy:  02) 6273 3244 (Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 12:30 pm & 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm) Posted 18 December 2018 Stand With […]