Who we are

The No Airport Arms Ads (NAAA) campaign was initiated in 2015 and is a campaign of the Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia), which works for the abolition of all weapons of mass destruction and a reduction of armed conflict.

NAAA supporters object to public spaces, especially our national capital airport, being used to promote those who profit from warfare.

Here are some of us:

Prof Joan Beaumont

Professor Joan Beaumont

Joan Beaumont is a historian of Australia in the two world wars; author of the prize-winning Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War (2013).

Dr Sue Wareham

Dr Sue Wareham OAM

Sue Wareham is a Vice-President and the ACT Coordinator of the Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia), and a board member of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.  She is on the Australian board of ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and is secretary of Australians for War Powers Reform.  Dr Wareham is a former Canberra GP.

David Stephens

David Stephens

David Stephens is the secretary of the Honest History coalition, runs the Honest History website and is co-editor of The Honest History Book, to be published in April 2017 by NewSouth. Honest History supports the balanced and honest presentation and use of Australian history, particularly as the country commemorates the centenary of the Great War. David previously was public relations officer for the successful campaign by the Lake War Memorials Forum against the building of separate memorials to the two world wars.

Dr Peter Tait

Dr Peter Tait

Peter Tait has been a GP for 35 years, 30 in Aboriginal health in Central Australia, and is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at ANU Medical School . He was the 2007 RACGP GP of the Year. Peter achieved a Masters of Climate Change at ANU in 2010, and is on the Board of the Public Health Association Australia.  Other activities in which he is involved include the Canberra Alliance for Participatory Democracy.

Dierk von Behrens

Dierk Von Behrens

Born in Palestine in 1938, Dierk lived through WWII in Germany. He dislikes war and militarism with a passion sufficient to keep him active in this important campaign.

Darryl Seto

Webmaster. Retired Commonwealth public servant who now manages websites for community organisations.

Dr Rosie Yuille

Dr Rosie Yuille

Rosie Yuille is a retired GP, and longstanding member of The Medical Association for Prevention of War.  She has been a Canberra resident for 37 years, and is unhappy with the militarisation of our beautiful city.