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Submissions and Letters to Government

WILPF Australia makes regular submissions to government and writes to government ministers on important issues relating to peace, militarism and human rights.

2017

  • Letter to all Australia's Ambassadors, regarding Foreign Policy White Paper
  • Submission to Foreign Policy White Paper Taskforce, Australian Government (February 2017)
  • Letter to Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister, regarding United Nations Conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons

2016

  • Letter to Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, regarding negotiations for a new international legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons
  • Letter to Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, regarding Womens’ Boat to Gaza
  • Letter to Senator Penny Wong, Shadow MInister for Foreign Affairs, regarding Australia’s participation in negotiations to ban nuclear weapons in the United Nations General Assembly in 2017
  • Letters to the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition seeking a just and sustainable outcome for those seeking refuge and protection in Australia

2015

2014

  • Submission to Inquiry on "The human rights issues confronting women and girls in the Indian Ocean – Asia Pacific region" by the Human Rights Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (Australian Parliament)
  • Composition of the Defence White Paper Expert Panel (signatory to letter from Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security to Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston)

2013

       Defence White Paper (submission to Australian Government)

2012

2011

 

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 "There is no way to peace; peace is the way."  
Edith Greene Balch, founding member of WILPF and Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1946.

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