Reply from the Minister for Defence
Note by Paul Barratt
On 13 March 2014 I wrote to the Minister for Defence, in terms similar to my Letter to the Prime Minister, seeking the establishment of an independent inquiry into Australia’s involvement in the Iraq War, and a commitment from Australia’s elected representatives to reforming the so called ‘war powers’, i.e., the power to deploy elements of the Australian Defence Force into international armed conflict, which we would like to see relocated from the Executive to the Parliament.
I have now received his reply, the text of which is reproduced below.
Mr Paul Barratt AO …Read More