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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