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“Why did we go to war in Iraq? The need for an inquiry”

Special Event

This is a fundraising dinner sponsored by the Medical Association for the Prevention of War ACT Branch

 SPEAKERS:   

PAUL BARRATT AO, President of the Campaign for an Iraq War Inquiry, former Secretary of the Department of Defence

SENATOR SCOTT LUDLAM, Greens Senator (WA), who introduced a war powers bill into parliament in 2008

SPECIAL GUESTS:    A CHORUS OF WOMEN

When: Wednesday, 13 March 2013, 6.30 for 7.00 pm

Where: Vivaldi Restaurant. ANU Arts Centre

Tickets are $75.00 each for a two-course meal with tea and coffee.  A cash bar will be operating during the evening

A raffle will be drawn, with great prizes including a season ticket to this year’s National Folk Festival

Tickets and inquiries:  Maureen Cummuskey on 6249 7824 or at maureencummuskey@iinet.net.au

Bookings close Sunday, 10 March 2013

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Iraq War Inquiry Group | Why did we go to war in Iraq?

The Campaign for an Iraq War Inquiry has been established to

  • campaign for an inquiry into the steps which led to Australia participating in the invasion of Iraq, for the purposes of identifying the lessons to be learned and of developing better procedures for the future.
  • promote public awareness of the procedures required by current law for the deployment of the Australian Defence Force into international armed conflicts, and of the risks involved in the current arrangements.
  • campaign for the involvement of the Commonwealth Parliament in any future deployment of the Australian Defence Force into international armed conflict.

How you can support or learn more

Chapter1-2Visit their website at: iraqwarinquiry

Note: The website also provides access to a comprehensive information booklet, with a foreword by the Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser AC CH and contributions by other significant Australians. Recommended reading!!! Iraq War Inquiry Group | Why did we go to war in Iraq?.

Follow them on Twitter  @IraqWatInquiry1

Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/IraqWarInquiryGroup

Sign the appeal to the Prime Minister at http://www.communityrun.org/petitions/hold-an-inquiry-into-the-iraq-war

Donate to their compaign by

Ø  Cheque payable to: ‘Campaign for an Iraq War Inquiry’, and forwarded to the Hon Treasurer (Andrew Farran), c/- PO Box 7389, BEAUMARIS, Vic. 3193; or

Ø  Directly to: Campaign for an Iraq War Inquiry bank account at NAB 300 Collins Street Branch: BSB 083-054 Account No  14-992-1270

 

Note: If donating by direct deposit or electronic transfer, send an email to info@iraqwarinquiry.org.au giving personal details required for the generation of a receipt.

Call for an Australian Inquiry into the Iraq War

In August ACT Branch members participated in the launch of a Call for an Australian inquiry into the Iraq War at Parliament House in Canberra. The launch was organised by the Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW).

All WILPF Australian Section members are encouraged to virtually ‘sign the appeal’ by visiting the Inquiry website at http://iraqwarinquiry.org.au/ . The website also provides access to a comprehensive information booklet, with a foreword by the Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser AC CH and contributions by other significant Australians. Recommended reading!!!