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. Change the Rules May Day rally, Tues 1 May, 12.30pm, cnr Univ Ave and Childers St. Canberra

      1 May 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM AEST
    2. Global Campaign on Military Spending – Rally, 12 noon, Tuesday 8 May, Parliament house lawns, Canberra

      8 May 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM AEST
    3. War Never Again Art Show fundraiser, Carlton, Melbourne, Sat 19th May, 3pm

      19 May 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM AEST
    4. Hear Dr Vince Scappatura on “US soft power in Australian politics and Culture, Newcastle, Sat 23rd June

      23 Jun 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM AEST

Latest news

Voice No 15 April 2018

Voice No 15 Apr 2018


Voice No 14 March 2018

Voice No 14 Mar 2018


War costs the Earth: 3CR interview with Dr Sue Wareham OAM, President MAPW and IPAN ACT rep Kathryn Kelly

WAR COSTS THE EARTH – Broadcast 25th March 2018 Nature has always been collateral damage in warfare – nature includes the atmosphere, which receives the enormous emissions from military activities, as well as the emissions resulting from reconstruction after wars; the land with animals and plants living in areas of conflict which have been subject […]


Bombing in Syria must be condemned – 14 April 2018

IPAN Media Release – ANU lecturer Dr. Alison Broinowski says: bombing in Syria must be condemned View this email in your browser Defence Minister Payne and Prime Minister Turnbull’s obsequious support for the bombing attack on Damascus by the US, UK and France demonstrates their hypocrisy when calling for a rules-based order. The missiles fired […]


Media Release – Bombing in Syria not the way to peace in Syria – 12 April 2018

Bombing not the answer for peace in Syria, rather a dangerous mistake Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s reckless support for a military strike by the US in Syria demonstrates Australia’s lack of independence in its foreign policy. IPAN spokesperson Mr Stephen Darley said, “Surely it is clear that any military exchange between Russian and US […]


Juice Media – A two minute video for all – ‘Pynie’s War-house’

Australia as an arms exporter?  Try this video to find out more!!    YouTube from Juice Media. Pynie’s War-house thejuicemedia Published on Apr 2, 2018


Give ’em the boot – oust the US Marines from Darwin campaign

Peace volunteers needed to letter-box the IPAN campaign leaflet in all capitals and regions; email: givememtheboot2@gmail.com


Voice No. 14, March 2018

Voice no 14 March 2018 Note:  The anti Israeli apartheid rally noted for 14 April in Canberra is now on at 12 noon, Saturday 21 April, Garema Place, Canberra City.  See Events notice. 


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 […]