Anti-war protests were organised outside MPs’ offices on February 24 to demand that AUKUS be scrapped and the $170 billion allocated to nuclear-powered submarines be instead spent on human need.
The national Anti-AUKUS Coalition organised the protest, along with local peace groups.
Nick Deane, from Marrickville Peace Group, told a crowd outside the Prime Minister’s office in Sydney that the real emergency — the climate — was being ignored in favor of a new arms race in preparation for a war on China.
A letter opposing the march to war was delivered to the PM’s office.
Wollongong Against War and Nukes, Sydney Anti-AUKUS Coalition, Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition, Independent and Peaceful Australia Network and Medical Association for the Prevention of War supported the protest.