Welfare not warfare, protesters say

August 25, 2023
Outside the University of WA Defence and Security Institute. Photo: Alex Salmon

On August 23 students and peace activists gathered outside the the University Club to protest the two-day "AUKUS Masterclass" hosted by the University of WA Defence and Security Institute. The protest was organised by Welfare Not Warfare and sponsored by Stop AUKUS WA and the NUS Education Department.

Protestors pointed out that Labor’s decision to purchase nuclear submarines, as a part of the AUKUS agreement, is a provocative and dangerous step that has increased tensions with China.

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