The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) is currently facilitating a People’s Inquiry which will explore the costs and consequences of the US alliance and US-led wars and exploring what are the alternatives.

Awakabal man Terry Mason is the panel leader for Impact on First Nations’ Peoples as part of the inquiry.

CAAMA’s Philippe Perez spoke to Mr Mason more about the role of First Nations people in terms of defence alliances.

You can learn more about IPAN’s enquiry at