The proliferation of weapons is one of the greatest threats to peace today.
The global weapons industry profits from war and insecurity, and is associated with corruption and human rights violations.
The Australian government has committed to making Australia a ‘top ten’ arms exporter, investing billions of dollars to grow a domestic arms industry.
Our research shows major weapons companies seek to build positive brand recognition amongst Australian primary and secondary students, and attract the ‘best and brightest’ young people into careers in the arms industry through interference in STEM education.
The intrusion of weapons companies into children’s lives is a moral and social issue that undermines educational values, promotes militarism, and inures children to war and the human cost of the development, trade, and use of weapons.
Click here to read the MAPW full report on weapons company intrusion into Australian STEM education.