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
Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6th August 2019 No ! to US Missiles in Australia ! No ! to joining the U.S. in a battle with China ! “The suggestion that the Northern Territory should be host to American intermediate-range missiles, floated […]
MEDIA RELEASE IPAN MEDIA RELEASE Naval support for US in Iran 4th August 2019 No Australian Naval Ships to the Straits of Hormuz Independent and Peaceful Australia Network delegates at the 2019 national conference have called for Australia to reject any US invitation to send Australian military forces and ships to participate in a naval […]
Australia Allowing the Transfer of Weapons to Saudi Coalition Bombing Yemen – Media Release 1 August
Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1st August 2019 Australia Allowing the Transfer of Weapons to Saudi Coalition Bombing Yemen Australia is facilitating and subsidising the transfer of weapons from Australian companies direct to the Saudi-US Coalition which is bombing Yemen. The ABC […]
MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday 31 July 2019 PFAS poisoning in Katherine is “A sign of Reckless Disregard of Life” Delay in clean up shows disregard for life and life systems Three towns forever linked by poison “The Australian Defence Force has taken 15 years to move to clean up PFAS contamination and this […]
Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) New US naval base proposed at Glyde Point near Darwin IPAN MR 29 July 2019 MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29th July 2019 New US naval base proposed at Glyde Point 40 km from Darwin despite just one month ago saying there were no plans for this. Independent […]
MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2019 Newstart media release 28 July 2019 Increase Newstart Allowance, Not military spending for US wars Over 700,000 Australians struggling on $40 dollars a day to meet basic needs $200B of Australian Defence Budget over 10 years, largely supporting U.S. wars “In the past 5 years government spending […]
Media Release 26 July 2019 War and Environment Media Release July 2019 Military contributes to Sixth Extinction phase “As we are in the sixth global extinction phase, the Holocene or Anthropocene Extinction, we need to be reminded that war is one of the most destructive forces against the environment, as well as against humanity,’ said […]
speakers at 4th July Public Forum in Melbourne – Keep Australia Out of U.S. wars: Time for our Independence, Fiona McCandless, member of IPAN and unionist, spoke on the disastrous impact on people and the environment in countries hosting foreign military bases. Examples she gave included Maralinga in South Australia and Okinawa in Japan. “No […]
Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2019 U.S. ALLIANCE BIGGEST THREAT TO AUSTRALIA – NO NEED FOR NUKES OR MAJOR INCREASE IN MILITARY BUDGET IPAN spokesperson Stephen Darley argues “Professor Hugh White has it half-right – the US is not a reliable ally and Australia does need to […]