Anti-militarism activists and an academic will explain how they feel about Australia’s military posture, its engagement in warfare, and the costs and consequences of its alliance with the USA. They will discuss the militarisation and ‘securitisation’ of society, and consider whether these take the nation towards a peaceful future, internally and internationally. Nuclear risks, risk reduction and ‘no first use’ will also be covered.
IPAN is a network of groups that came into being soon after the announcement that US marines were to be stationed in Darwin. It seeks a truly independent foreign policy for Australia and has been conducting a people’s inquiry into the Australia/US alliance.
AABCC has demonstrated long-standing opposition to the presence of all foreign bases (particularly US bases) on Australian territory.
WILPF(NSW) is one of the oldest peace groups in Australia, its opposition to war dating back to 1920. It brings a feminist perspective to the analysis of root causes of war and conflict, and emphasises the gendered impacts of conflict and war.
PND is an organization dedicated to eliminating the threat of nuclear war. As a group it has been active since 1960 and has a significant presence in the world’s disarmament movement.
The Australia Institute is one of the country’s most influential public policy think tanks. Based in Canberra, we conduct high impact research that combines rigorous fact-driven material with cutting-edge communication strategies.
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