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War and democracy – who decides?

Going to war is one of the most important decisions any government will face but right now the decision can be made by the Prime Minister or Executive alone.

Australians cherish democracy but when it comes to this issue democracy is thrown out the window. 

We want legislation requiring parliamentary approval for entering armed conflict overseas, so we have proper debate, scrutiny and a critical appraisal of the decision.

83% of all Australians support our call to reform war powers, according to a national Roy Morgan survey (2020), but so far the politicians aren’t listening.

Under our proposal the Prime Minister would still have the authority to deploy troops in the event of an emergency or a direct attack on Australia.

Bring about change with the simple options below.

  • Email your local MP using our online form below.

  • Donate to our campaign. Make sure this vital message on war powers is heard by more Australians.

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  • Sign our growing petition demanding change.

War should always be a last resort. Let’s make it an informed and democratic choice as well.


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    Be Sure on War: No War Without Parliament is a campaign established and run by Australians for War Powers Reform (AWPR). Read about AWPR here.

    Sydney Protest Image Credit: Sydney Stop the War Coalition