During the week 3 to 11 October 2013, Sydney hosted the International Fleet Review (IFR). This review was part of the celebrations to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the entry of the first Royal Australian Navy fleet in Sydney Harbour, on 4 October 1913.
On the Monday public holiday, 7 October 2013, members of MPG and other groups gathered outside the ‘Sea Power Conference and Exposition’ in Darling Harbour. These groups came together to demonstrate against the sale of sophisticated weaponry in the Exhibition Centre – the serious business side of the International Fleet Review.
Read the article on the IFR and the demonstration published in the Inner City Weekender here.
To mark the International Day of Peace (IDP) on September 21, MPG raised the issue of eliminating nuclear weapons. The group believes that Australia could make better use of its position on the UN Security Council to further this cause. Read the article published in the Inner West Courier here. The group has a supply of booklets on the topic of nuclear weapons, supplied by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Contact Nick Deane if you want to know more.