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FORUM: ‘Neutrality and war powers reform – paths to peace for Australia?’, Wed 26 September 2018, Canberra
26 Sep 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM AEST
The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network invites you to a
FORUM: ‘Neutrality and war powers reform – paths to peace for Australia?’
6 for 6.30pm, Wednesday 26 September 2018
Reception Room, ACT Legislative Assembly, London Circuit, Canberra City.
At this time of ongoing tensions in the South China Sea and the Middle East, and when it becomes more obvious day by day that America is a ‘dangerous ally’, the forum will provide a timely opportunity for discussion of possible practical paths to peace for Australia:
* What would war powers reform look like?
* What would neutrality look like for Australia?
* The implications of neutrality for the defence of Australia.
Come along and join the discussion on Australia’s future as a responsible global citizen.
Light refreshments provided
MC: Kathryn Kelly, ACT representative on the IPAN national committee.
Dr Alison Broinowski – War powers reform
Dr Broinowski worked as an Australian diplomat, including in Manila, Tokyo, Amman, and New York, where she was in the Australian Mission to the UN. She also worked as a journalist and author in Japan, Burma, Iran, South Korea and Mexico. She has written or edited 14 books, and was co-editor with David Stephens of The Honest History Book 2017. She is Vice President of Honest History and Vice President of Australians for War Powers Reform.
Dr Peter Stanley – What form might a neutral Australia take?
Dr Stanley is a historian who worked for many years at the Australian War Memorial (where he was principal historian) and also at the National Museum. Peter has published more than 30 books, mainly in the field of military history, has writes historical fiction as a hobby, publishing ‘Simpson’s Donkey’ (2011, a children’s book) and ‘The Cunning Man’ (2014)
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Authorised by IPAN ACT: ACT Quakers, MAPW, AJPP. Enquiries: 0417 269 984 www.ipan.org.au