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
Do we really need an American Ambassador? Or will Rupert Murdoch do? CAVAN HOGUE, Pearls and Irritations, 10 October 2018
CAVAN HOGUE. Do we really need an American Ambassador? Or will Rupert Murdoch do?
Invictus Games and the arms manufacturers connection, Nick Deane, Pearls and Irritations 14 September 2018
NICK DEANE Invictus and the arms manufacturers connection. Published 14 September 2018
On this day at the UN, 7 more nations signed the Treaty to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and 4 nations ratified the Treaty! See here:
UK Labour Party votes to freeze arms sales to Israel, 25 September 2018
Large Military and defence donations to Australian War Memorial – David Stephens, Honest History and Pearls and Irritations, 18 September 2018
DAVID STEPHENS. The Australian War Memorial admits receiving $1,271,473 over three years in donations from military and defence firms.
‘Defence officials turn lobbyists, sometimes weeks after leaving government’, Christopher Knaus, Guardian Australia, 18 September 2018
Eight former defence figures, most high-ranking, are now lobbyists for military contractors. Senior defence officials and military figures are taking paid jobs with firms lobbying for arms manufacturers, sometimes within weeks of leaving their government posts. Guardian Australia has identified eight former military officers or defence bureaucrats, most of whom were high-ranking, who have publicly […]
MELISSA PARKE. Conflict in Yemen And we provide arms to Yemen….
Media Release – Witness K and Bernard Collaery prosecution: Australia rorts a poor neighbour – then shoots the messenger, 12 September 2018
MEDIA RELEASE For release: 12 September 2018 Australia Rorts a Poor Neighbour – then Shoots the Messenger who Exposed it! PROTEST 8.30am and 4pm, ACT MAGISTRATES COURT, WED 12 September “The Australian government’s prosecution of ‘witness K’, a former Australian Secret Intelligence Service employee who exposed ASIS’ bugging of the Timor Leste cabinet room during […]
WATCHING BRIEF: WB18-5 PREVENTING AN ARMS RACE IN SPACE As Quakers, we seek a world without war. We seek a sustainable and just community. We have a vision of an Australia that upholds human rights and builds peace internationally, with particular focus on our region. In our approach to government we will promote the importance […]
Quaker Peace & Legislation Committee ACTION ALERT: AA 18-4 PALESTINIAN REFUGEES AND UNRWA As Quakers, we seek a world without war. We seek a sustainable and just community. We have a vision of an Australia that upholds human rights and builds peace internationally, with particular focus on our region. In our approach to government we […]