The main argument: The Defence Industry has gained undue influence in the education sector particularly with regard to STEM education. Their intentions are outlined in their 2019-2030 Workforce Strategic Vision and the Defence Industry Skilling and STEM Strategy. These documents reveal an explicit intention to steer students toward careers in the defence industry. Other relevant… [Read more] Demilitarise Education – Campaign Background Briefing
On the 15th of August 2022, the Emporium Hotel in Meanjin (Brisbane) was just putting the final touches on their Magnolia room. The staff had spent the previous night setting up tables, chairs, and stunning floral center pieces. They wanted everything to look good for their client. The client, and the organiser of the event… [Read more] Interrupting the Pipeline: Defence in STEM
Militarism in our culture is not something that we think about often. When we don’t think about something, we don’t talk about it. When no one is talking about something, it has space to move around without anyone noticing or scrutinizing what it’s doing. Recent rising tensions with China have caused some people to start… [Read more] The military has invaded our classrooms.