Below is the text of a letter sent to all Members of Federal Parliament on 9 October 2014.
Dear MP [ personalised ]
Your response is sought on whether Parliament should be required to authorise any deployment of the ADF into armed conflict abroad.
The Australian Government has recently authorised the deployment to the Middle East of six FA/18 combat aircraft, a Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft, a KC-30A Multi Role Tanker, and 200 SAS soldiers who will serve not only in training and advisory roles, but also in forward targeting missions. This comes despite much concern …