Articles by: Michelle Fahy

Author Biography:

Michelle Fahy is an independent researcher and writer who investigates Australia’s engagement in the arms trade. Read more of her work at Substack.

The Bloody Trade

Can Australians trust bland assurances from the defence department that Australia’s ‘strict export controls’ prevent the illegal use or transfer of Australian weapons?

Informit: Cluster bombs

The 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions is the most significant disarmament and humanitarian treaty negotiated in more than a decade. By 24 March this year, 108 countries had signed it, including Australia, and fifty-five nations had ratified it, indicating their intent to be legally bound by the Convention's provisions. Australia is in the process of enacting legislation that will enable ratification of the Convention. The legislation was passed by the House of Representatives in November…