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
IPAN National Conference: Darwin August 2nd-4th
A new documentary has just been released. It is entitled War and Australia’s Participation – in the 21st Century An eye-opening mini-documentary about Australia’s shameful participation in wars around the world, which are directly attributed to the US-Australia alliance, and the US soft power influence. It also focuses on Pine Gap, a US military […]
Earth@Peace Conference Melbourne 23-24 April This landmark conference will feature panel discussions, working groups, a hypothetical, international speakers and networking. It will have a highly interactive format, with both lead-up and follow-up activities. Open to all who care for the Earth and humanity’s future, reflecting deeply on and engaging in the journey to: A Just […]
DAVID STEPHENS. This is why the $498m extensions to the Australian War Memorial should not go ahead. 26 March 2019
DAVID STEPHENS. This is why the $498m extensions to the Australian War Memorial should not go ahead, Pearls and Irritations, 26 March 2019 Saturday’s Nine (Fairfax) newspapers carried a story about 83 distinguished Australians signing a letter opposing the plan to expand the Australian War Memorial in Canberra at a cost of $498m. The letter […]
• How likely is war on China? • What might it mean for Australia? To answer these questions, come to a screening at Addison Road Community Centre (Stirrup Gallery) 6.30pm for 7.00pm start, Thursday April 4, 2019 Dr Alison Broinowski, author and ex-diplomat, will attend. (Entry free. Donations appreciated) Marrickville Peace Group and Addison Road […]
On Monday 11th March, 2019, Friends of the Earth Brisbane and Just Peace Queensland are organising a street action to commemorate the eighth year since the deadly meltdown and explosions that destroyed three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Robin Taubenfeld has written a deeply disturbing 2-page summary (attached and pasted here) of […]
The present and future national security policy of Australia is to be found on the coast of Victoria, Michael McKinley, 8 March 2019
MICHAEL McKINLEY. The present and future national security policy of Australia is to be found on the coast of Victoria.
Australia at the Crossroads: Time for an Independent Foreign Policy – IPAN National Conference Darwin August 2-4
This year’s conference, titled ‘Australia at the crossroads: Time for an independent foreign policy’ is being held in Darwin as it is the centre for the most recent establishment of a foreign military presence in Australia. Public Meeting – Friday evening 2nd Aug 6:30pm. $10 entry fee Conference: Saturday 3rd Aug 8:30am – 5:00pm & […]
IPAN South-West Regional Victoria peace celebrations on the International Day of Peace 21-22 September. 12 noon, 21st September – Portland. Members of local IPAN South-West Regional Victoria group are meeting at noon in Market Square Gardens in Portland, near the People for Nuclear Disarmament Peace Plaque. 12 noon, Saturday 22 September – Port Fairy, Public […]