Pine Gap hardwires Australia into a Korean war

Tanter Pine Gap MR 10 August Media Release 11 August 2017 “Whether we like it or not, Australia would be dragged into a conflict on the Korean Peninsula because of the critical role of Pine Gap in US military operations against North Korea”, says Professor Richard...

Alarm bells over Trump-Turnbull meeting

National public statement sounds alarm bells over Trump-Turnbull meeting on USS Intrepid “It is long overdue for Australia to establish a truly independent foreign policy” said Dr Alison Broinowski, academic and former Australian diplomat with extensive overseas...

Syria – stop blaming, stop bombing

 Friday 7th April, 2017 The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network urges Australian Government to work for a diplomatic resolution in Syria. “The Australian government should adopt a policy of diplomacy to solve the ongoing conflict in Syria, rather than...

Trump election

Trump’s election provides opportunity to re-assess Australia’s Defence policies 11 November 2016 US President-elect, Donald Trump, has served notice of a US withdrawal from a “protective” military role for allies in South East Asia and the Pacific. He has...

5th USMC Darwin deployment

Peace groups criticise local inaction in face of 5th USMC deployment Tuesday 19th April, 2016 A national peace group claims the fifth rotation of USA Marines to Darwin sees Territorians no better informed or prepared for what they call a “growing foreign military...

The last thing Australia needs

The last thing Australia needs is a holy war – says spokesperson Nick Deane for the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN). “Our Federal Government should reject completely any consideration of sending our airforce personnel to drop bombs on...

United opposition to military intervention in Iraq

United opposition to military intervention in Iraq Statement issued by ‘IPAN’ supported by ‘Stop The War Coalition’. June 25, 2014 Anti-war and peace groups from across the nation are uniting to urge the Australian government not to involve itself in any further...

Brisbane River naval plans

Media Release – IPAN opposes plan to relocate Sydney’s Garden Island Naval base to Brisbane River. Tuesday 27/8/2013 The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) opposes plan to relocate Sydney’s Garden Island Naval base to Brisbane River. PM Rudd this...

Remembering Iraq

Media Alert – Remembering Iraq  Thursday 14 February 2013 REMEMBERING IRAQ: AUSTRALIA MUST REMAIN INDEPENDENT AND PEACEFUL TEN years ago this week, an unprecedented number of people marched through the streets of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to oppose war in...

Statement of support for Kyoto Coalition

Monday 14 April 2014 The Independent, Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) stands with the Kyoto Coalition in your campaign to stop the building of the US/Japan missile defence base in Ukawa district, Kyotango-city, in the northern part of Kyoto prefecture. . We believe...