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A People’s Inquiry

Exploring the case for an Independent and Peaceful Australia

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What are the costs and consequences of Australia’s involvement in US-led wars and the US-Alliance? What are the alternatives?

Let’s have a peoples-led national conversation about the US-Australia Alliance, including the social, political, military and defence, economic and environmental impacts.

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The Australian perspective…

Let’s build upon the deep history and best values of Australia – and position ourselves ready to embrace a new type of world.

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Different views are valuable…

Australia has much to offer the world as an independent free-thinking nation.

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The Australian perspective…

Let’s build upon the deep history and best values of Australia – and position ourselves ready to embrace a new type of world.

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Friends can disagree…

Australia has much to contribute to the world as a unique and independent member of the global community.

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Inquiry Focus Areas

The following focus areas have been developed to aid individuals and organisations in the formulation of their submissions.

Impact on First Nations’ Peoples

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Economic

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Social and Community

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Environment and Climate Change

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Military and Defence

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 Foreign Policy

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Political (Including Democratic Rights)

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Unions and Workers’ Rights

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Chair of the Inquiry, Kellie Tranter:

The balance of the world is shifting in many ways. We see these changes around us every day.

Now, more than ever is the time for Australians to remember that sensible Australians have a respected and valued voice in international affairs that can be and often is separate from what our government says…

I urge all Australians to ensure their voice is heard and make a submission to the inquiry, even if only short. We encourage people to use the online submission form below, but if you would prefer another option for making a submission please contact IPAN.

Kellie Tranter
Kellie TranterCommittee Chair (Lawyer and Human Rights Activist)
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Our People

The Inquiry Panel will be overseen by a Chair and a panel of experts who will collate submissions and compile an Inquiry report which will recommend ways forward to achieving a genuinely independent foreign policy for Australia.

Ian Lowe AO
Ian Lowe AOEnvironment & Climate Change Panel Leader
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Dr Alison Broinowski AM
Dr Alison Broinowski AMForeign Policy Panel Leader
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Terry Mason
Terry MasonImpact on First Nations' Peoples Panel Leader
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Assoc Professor Jeannie Rea
Assoc Professor Jeannie ReaUnions and Workers’ Rights Panel Leader
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Very Reverend Dr Peter Catt
Very Reverend Dr Peter CattSociety & Community Panel Leader
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Dr Vince Scappatura
Dr Vince ScappaturaMilitary & Defence Panel Leader
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Dr Chad Satterlee
Dr Chad SatterleeEconomic Panel Leader
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Greg Barns SC
Greg Barns SCPolitical (Including Democratic Rights) Panel Leader
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This People’s Inquiry invites submissions from Australians from all walks of life – addressing any or all of the eight areas of the Inquiry. We encourage people to use the online submission form below, but submissions can also be emailed to IPAN and in circumstances where making a written submission is not possible, a verbal submission can be arranged with IPAN. If required, please contact IPAN: ipan.inquiry@gmail.com

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