Better controls over committing troops to war

It was 1981 when an Australian Democrat Senator first proposed to amend the Defence Act to require the approval of Parliament before our troops could be sent overseas to war. It has been proposed many times since – I still have a Bill before the Senate which would achieve this.- but has never gained the support of a major party. Prof George Williams has a good piece in Online Opinion proposing such a move (using a slightly different process to the one I’ve proposed), and noting plans by the British Prime Minister to do the same.

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