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National IPAN Zoom Forum – Say No to the USA

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Say No to the USA – Do Away with the FPA – National IPAN Zoom Forum 0n 21st May 2023


Sunday, 21st May at 4pm, AEST

Say No to the USA – Do Away with the FPA!

Join us to explore the implications of the US-Australia Force Posture Agreement (FPA) and Initiatives (USFPI’s) and to contribute to the development of a campaign to terminate the FPA.
Our Concerns include the increasing militarisation in Australia and the
US undermining Australian Sovereignty and setting Australia up as a launch pad for war against China by:

  • Stationing nuclear-capable strategic bombers in the Northern Territory
  • Increased US troop rotations
  • Rotation of US Virginia class nuclear powered submarines (SSNs) at HMAS Stirling, Garden Island, WA commencing in 2027


John Lander is a former Deputy Ambassador to China (1974-76); former Ambassador to Iran (1985–88).As Director of the China Section of DFAT on three separate occasions over a 30 years career, he personally negotiated China Consular Relations, and helped develop a mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries.


Kellie Tranter is a lawyer and human rights activist and headed IPAN’s People’s Inquiry into the costs and consequences of Australia’s involvement in U.S. wars, the alliance and alternatives.

Richard Tanter is Honorary professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, and Senior Research Associate, Nautilus Institute – publications here. He has researched, written and spoken extensively about U.S. military bases in Australia, Pine Gap, in particular.

Read US-Australia Force Posture Agreement HERE

Mike Gilligan 22 April 2023, Pearls and Irritations:
Australia has been fuelling the fire of conflict for years, through a war preparation mechanism, by intergovernmental agreement, tabled quietly in Parliament in 2014 – enabling the United States to build the machinery to wage war with China from our territory, utilising our forces and resources – at its pleasure. While it should be called the “Pathway to War with China Agreement”, it goes by the debate-deadening moniker of “Force Posture Agreement” (FPA).

Bevan Ramsden: War preparations lead to legislative amendments, Pearls and Irritations, 20th April 2023


May 21
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Independent & Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN)
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