AUSTRALIANS TAKE ACTION TO STOP WAR Concerned citizens took a disruptive performance to four Canberra sites to highlight how Canberra supports the transfer of Australian weapons, made by Electro Optic Systems (EOS), to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE). On Nov 13th the group visited Canberra Airport, where the “EOS… [Read more] Is this justice? EOS arms deals to Saudi Arabia and UAE
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
Article in The Strategist by Susan Hutchinson 20 Mar 2019 Action needed to stop Australian defence exports being used in the war in Yemen Defence Minister Christopher Pyne has released the report of the independent review of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012. The report comes at a time when the government is under increasing… [Read more] Action needed to stop Australian defence exports being used in the war in Yemen
To the CEO, Board-Members, Operational Management and workers of EOS, We will be gathering at your property at Hume tomorrow because we are extremely concerned that your company is selling EOS weapons systems into Saudi Arabia. We are ordinary community members, calling ourselves Peace Pilgrims, but amongst us are people associated with the Women’s International… [Read more] Letter to EOS Electro Optic Systems: Pause the Contracts with Saudi!