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No AUKUS Coalition Victoria

No AUKUS Coalition Vic is a coalition of peace and community organisations, faith groups, progressive and socialist groups and individuals. We campaign to build a broad people’s peace movement resisting the march to war.

We promote information and raise awareness in the community about AUKUS and nuclear submarines; we initiate and work with groups organising rallies, vigils and forums. Everyone is welcome. We are part of the Australian Anti-AUKUS Coalition (AAAC) and subscribe to its principles, below.

AAAC is campaigning for an Australia that is committed to peace, justice and a nuclear-free world. In Australia, this starts with acknowledgement of invasion, and solidarity with First people’s struggle for justice and sovereignty. To this end: * We oppose the AUKUS military alliance between the USA, United Kingdom and Australia and the Quad (US, Japan, Australia, India), because these alliances make war, including nuclear war, more likely. * We campaign to stop the acquisition and stationing of nuclear-powered submarines and the establishment of new nuclear reactor technical facilities in Australia or the Pacific.

* We oppose preparation for war with China. *

We call on the Australian government to divert the $100s of billions earmarked for military spending on AUKUS and nuclear submarines and to spend it instead on urgent social and economic needs in the Australian community, including urgently dealing with the climate crisis and natural disasters which are the most significant threat to people’s lives and welfare throughout the region, including Australia.

* We are against the deployment of Australian armed forces to foreign wars. *

We oppose foreign military bases and troops on Australian soil and visits by foreign warships likely carrying nuclear weapons. * We call for an end to Australia’s participation in joint military exercises whether in Australia or overseas.

* We condemn the increasing repression of democratic rights in the name of security. *

We oppose increased militarisation of university research and the militarisation of the Australian economy.

* We oppose the militarisation of Australian foreign aid. *

We urge the Australian Government to immediately sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

* We support peaceful resolution of international conflicts between countries – people demand peace and justice. *

We support the rebuilding of Australia’s resources in the area of diplomacy. The Coalition campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of AUKUS. The Coalition believes that only through a united front of all those supporting these aims can public opinion be mobilised to achieve them. We stand in solidarity with anti-war movements around the world and for mass action to end war.

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