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.
The Media, the Iraq War, and Fallujah by John Menadue AO
Tony Abbott established a Royal Commission to pursue Kevin Rudd over pink batts. How much more do we need a Royal Commission to examine our invasion of Iraq on the basis of false information? That Royal Commission should also examine the performance of our media in the coverage of events leading to our sending troops and the subsequent disasters in Iraq.