I would like Australia to make independent choices about its future, and to choose to live peacefully. To do this, Australia needs to be an upstanding global citizen, such as leading climate change, providing decent foreign aid, standing up for justice, and treating all people including refugees with compassion. By doing good, we can encourage others to do good, increase our reputation globally, and act through global institutions such as the UN to promote positive change.
These actions would likely be far more economically efficient and economically productive that the alternative, since investing in a better and more equal society will be highly revitalising.
The military is a major source of emissions, and Australia is massively exposed to climate change risks and threats. It is in all Australians interests (including future Australians) to minimise our’s and others’ military interests.