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Submissions and Letters to Government

WILPF Australia makes regular submissions to government and writes to government ministers on important issues relating to peace, militarism and human rights.


  • Submission on Australia’s 2nd National Action Plan (NAP) On Women, Peace and Security (WPS)
  • Response to Foreign Policy White Paper
  • Letter to Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister, regarding Korea
  • Letter to Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister, regarding Government announcement regarding program to support manufacturing of armaments for export 
    • Letter of reply from Christopher Pyne MP


  • Letter to all Australia's Ambassadors, regarding Foreign Policy White Paper
  • Submission to Foreign Policy White Paper Taskforce, Australian Government (February 2017)
  • Letter to Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister, regarding United Nations Conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons


  • Letter to Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, regarding negotiations for a new international legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons
  • Letter to Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, regarding Womens’ Boat to Gaza
  • Letter to Senator Penny Wong, Shadow MInister for Foreign Affairs, regarding Australia’s participation in negotiations to ban nuclear weapons in the United Nations General Assembly in 2017
  • Letters to the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition seeking a just and sustainable outcome for those seeking refuge and protection in Australia



  • Submission to Inquiry on "The human rights issues confronting women and girls in the Indian Ocean – Asia Pacific region" by the Human Rights Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (Australian Parliament)
  • Composition of the Defence White Paper Expert Panel (signatory to letter from Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security to Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston)


       Defence White Paper (submission to Australian Government)




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Edith Greene Balch, founding member of WILPF and Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1946.