Lockout Lockheed Martin

The University of Melbourne

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The University of Melbourne has partnered with the world’s largest weapons manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, to build the largest arms research centre outside of the US.

Whilst students struggle to gain careers in medical research, psychology, business, social services, ecology and the arts, areas that contribute to making our world a better place, the University of Melbourne is handing over its reputation and campus to researching weapons of war and death, draining the intelligence of up to fifty PhD students at any one time.

The consequences of this will be brutal.


Do you want your University supporting a company that profits from war, corruption and the death of innocent civilians? Do you want this company’s research facility on your campus?


We are calling for the University to commit to:
  • Terminating all current or forthcoming contracts, partnerships and any other working relationships between the University and Lockheed Martin.
  • Pledging to exclude arms manufacturers, weaponry research and other companies dealing in warfare from all of the University's current and future business, financial and research relationships
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To: The University of Melbourne
From: [Your Name]

The reasons we come to University are varied. Most people come for a career, but everyone dreams of making a positive contribution to the world, having a small hand in making this world a better place.

It would be nice if the University of Melbourne was a place like this.

Instead, you have partnered with the world’s largest weapons manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, to build the largest arms research centre outside of the US.

Whilst students struggle to gain careers in medical research, psychology, business, social services, ecology and the arts, areas that contribute to making our world a better place, the University of Melbourne is handing over its reputation and campus to researching weapons of war and death, draining the intelligence of up to fifty PhD students at any one time.

I do not want my University supporting a company that profits from war, corruption and the death of innocent civilians and am asking for you to:

- Terminate all current or forthcoming contracts, partnerships and any other working relationships between the University and Lockheed Martin.

- ​Pledge to exclude arms manufacturers, weaponry research and other companies dealing in warfare from all of the University's current and future business, financial and research relationships​