02 Sep 2014
Parliamentary vote would dangerously restrict executive in war
By Anthony Bergin and Russell Trood
In recent years there have been increasing calls for greater parliamentary scrutiny over the executive’s long-held prerogative to commit Australia’s defence forces to overseas combat operations. Although this has superficial appeal it is a dubious proposition, both as an exercise of parliamentary democracy and as sound security policy. Opinion piece by Russell Trood and Anthony Bergin.
The Australian, p.12 and The Australian online