Independent and Peaceful Australia Network
Last night, my sister Meriki Onus and I spoke at the IPAN opening panel alongside Scott Ludlam.
So many Aboriginal communities in Australia have been literally on the front line in our alliance with the US. Country has been appropriated for facilities that have turned our country in a spy-state for the US government. And in earlier decades, many Yankunyjatjara and Anangnu peoples died or were displaced forever from Country, in the wake of the devastating atomic tests by the British government.
It’s time for our Australian governments to start putting our national interests first and one sure way to do that is to establish a strong and secure independent foreign policy here. We can take a leaf from the book of Ao-Te-Aroa/NZ. They left ANZUS and banned nuclear ships under a conservative government!