Indian Ocean Policy – draft

The Indian Ocean should be a zone of peace.

Our Group believes that the Indian Ocean should be a nuclear free zone.

We would like to see the following steps taken by our Government and all the relevant Indian Ocean Govermments to:

1. Ban an US Bases in the Indian Ocean

2. Immediately close the base at Diego Garcia and return it to the original owners

3.  Close NW Cape and forbid any use of Garden Island Australian Navy Base near Fremantle by the US Navy.

4.  The money saved by these operations to be directed to human development in the Indian Ocean.

This is only a draft statement at the moment (14/8/12) but I intend to bring this policy to the notice of our group shortly.