Media Release – War subsidies a cruel joke, 31 January 2018

The Turnbull Government’s plan to give weapons manufacturers $3.8 billions of taxpayers’ funds is being blasted by workers involved in the Don’t Buy Into War campaign. Peace and Justice is Union Business, which includes unions and rank-and-file union members, says...

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...