Melissa Parke is an Australian Ambassador for ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons). Melissa is the Former Federal Member for Fremantle and Member, UN Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen.
Josh Wilson’s welcome concern: AUKUS will cost the earth
Comment by Hon. Melissa Parke on AUKUS 22 March 2023. I welcome the speech given by Josh Wilson MP, my successor in the federal seat of Fremantle, in the Australian parliament on 20 March in which he raised concerns regarding the AUKUS agreement. I also welcome the contributions from former Prime Minister Paul Keating last Continue reading »
Edward Said Memorial Lecture 2020 Video – Melissa Parke
The Israeli lobbies in Australia, Europe and the USA are attempting to silence those who speak the truth about Israel’s abuse of Palestinians’ human rights. Continue reading »
MELISSA PARKE. War & Wildlife in the Time of the Coronavirus
Amid the heavy global toll of suffering and loss caused by COVID-19, there may yet be some silver linings. Continue reading »
MELISSA PARKE.- Criticism not same as racism (The Herald Sun 26.03.2020)
“Let’s reserve the term ‘anti-Semitic’ for those who truly deserve it” Continue reading »
MELISSA PARKE.-“Support for Palestinian rights is not anti-Semitic” (The West Australian 8.1.2020)
I had but dipped my toes back into federal politics via a bid for Julie Bishop’s former seat of Curtin when the campaign was over. Continue reading »
MELISSA PARKE. Conflict in Yemen
‘I don’t want to live any more’ said the man standing in the rubble of his destroyed home. His teenage daughter beside him burst into tears and the younger daughter looked up at him, not understanding. The airstrike, in the UNESCO World heritage old city of Sana’a, had come without warning in the middle of Continue reading »
MELISSA PARKE. Arms Export Goal Risks The Standing Of A Good International Citizen.
Five years ago Australia played a key role in drafting and negotiating the UN Arms Trade Treaty in order, as the government announced at the time, “to reduce the impact of armed violence on communities around the world”. Five weeks ago Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced his “vision” for Australia to become one of the Continue reading »