A call for war powers reform in Australia
Australian governments continue the dangerous practice of involving us in wars overseas with no debate whatsoever or approval in our ParliamentWHO WE ARE
Background: Australia’s historical practice in going to war.
How did Australia enter the Great War in 1914?
Anzackery, Anzustry, and the war next time.
Alliance ideology: the myth of sacrifice and the national security culture.
Odious comparisons: how Australia and some other countries go to war.
The ‘war powers’ in Australia: why reform is needed.
Issues and options: changing the Constitution and complying with International Law.
‘We go to war when our cousins do’: the countries Australia consults.
Australia’s Middle-Power war-mongering.
To war, like it or not: the ‘joint facilities’, interoperability, and the erasure of independent war powers.
Parliamentary involvement in the 2003 decision for Iraq War II.
The mission creep to Iraq War III.
Ways of Avoiding War: Peacekeeping and Peace Measurement.
We are very grateful to all the contributors who helped make the publication of this book possible. They include:
David Stephens * Michelle Farran * Peter Jones * David Miller * Carolyn Schofield * Janette McLeod * John Langmore * Lyn Stephens * Paul Barratt * Nick Deane * Peter Wesley-Smith * Vicken Babkenian * Felicity Ruby * Helen Bayes * Julie Kimber * Willy Bach * Julian Cribb * Judith Downey * Tom Sevil * Pera Wells * Carolyn Stone * Helen Catelotti * Claudia Woodroffe * Dawn Emrys * Michael McKinley * Chris OBrien * Jim Kable *John M Courtney * Peter McCawley * Suzanne Langker * Tognetti * Michael and Gail Truter * Bill Williams * Ruth Mitchell * Liz Tearii * Tony Zilles
We believe there needs to be an informed public discussion of the lessons to be learned from Australia’s role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and improvements to the process by which Australian institutions respond to future conflicts. Sign up here to receive updates from the campaign.
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