A call for war powers reform in Australia
Australians for War Powers Reform emerged out of the Campaign for an Iraq War Inquiry, established in 2012. That campaign called for an independent inquiry into the reasons behind Australia’s participation in the invasion of Iraq in 2003, to draw out what lessons can be learned for the future.
Australians for War Powers Reform takes these important questions of the original campaign forward into a renewed national examination of Australia’s war powers.
10 January 2020 Why are Australian forces still in Iraq?
Read Alison Broinowski’s column in the Sydney Morning Herald
The Prime Minister should make clear to President Trump that Australia, which respects international law, will not join any illegal war against Iran – and that we do not regard the current situation as having anything to do with the “war on terror.” The US always needs a coalition for war: if its allies refuse to join, war may be avoided.
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