How would your electorate use $36 million per year? The federal government has announced plans to increase military spending. A temporary boost will be added: $200bn to the existing $30bn spent annually. (Australian Government Department of Defence, n.d.). Three projects are presented here: 9 Ships, 72 Jets and 12 Submarines #CutMilitarySpending These are only 3 of… [Read more] #CutMilitarySpending – Speak up on three military mega-projects.
Reprinted from Senator Whish Wilson MEDIA RELEASE 12 FEB 2019 DEFENCE AND VETERANS AFFAIRS Greens Defence spokesperson, Peter Whish-Wilson, has called on the Federal Government to declare that none of the defence equipment showcased in the 2019 Australian Military Sales Catalogue will be sold to Saudi Arabia. Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Last year, Minister Payne said… [Read more] Military Catalogue should not be on Saudi Arabia’s shopping list
The #MakeWestPapuaSafe campaign is rolling in Australia. Actions were launched in Cairns in November 2018 and April 2019. Our goal is to put pressure on the Australian Federal Police to stop training the Indonesian Police, including the paramilitary Mobile Police Brigade (Brimob) and the counter insurgency group Special Detachment 88 (D88), responsible for killing scores… [Read more] Make West Papua Safe
This petition of certain citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the Senate that: Reputable human rights organisations report significant human rights violations committed by Indonesian police and military in West Papua; These violations are committed with impunity; The Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Forces provide substantial support to the Indonesian police and… [Read more] Sign Now: #MakeWestPapuaSafe. Hold the AFP accountable
Gimuy Peace Pilgrims Cairns 16th November 2018