A call for war powers reform in Australia
Australians for War Powers Reform emerged out of the Campaign for an Iraq War Inquiry, established in 2012. That campaign called for an independent inquiry into the reasons behind Australia’s participation in the invasion of Iraq in 2003, to draw out what lessons can be learned for the future.
Australians for War Powers Reform takes these important questions of the original campaign forward into a renewed national examination of Australia’s war powers.
9.10.17 Parliament, not ministers, must decide Australia’s response to a Korean war
Read the Open Letter by AWPR President, Paul Barratt, former president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs, former secretary, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, John Menadue, and 23 other prominent Australians.