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Karen Andrews on war powers reform

Karen Andrews on war powers reform

When asked whether Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews believed Parliament should be consulted before Australian troops are sent into armed conflict abroad, Minister Andrews’ office directed our enquiry to the Defence Minister’s office. Minister for Defence Peter...

Penny Wong on war powers reform

Penny Wong on war powers reform

Penny Wong's office gave Michael West Media the same response Brendan O'Connor provided, but added that an Albanese Labor government was committed to holding an inquiry into the issue. When asked whether Penny Wong believes Parliament should be consulted before...

Rebekha Sharkie on war powers reform

Rebekha Sharkie on war powers reform

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie wants reform. When asked if Parliament should be consulted before Australian troops are sent into armed conflict abroad Rebekha Sharkie told Michael West Media: “Ultimately the Government of the day makes the decision about...

Anne Aly on war powers reform

Anne Aly on war powers reform

Labor Federal Member for Cowan Anne Aly believes Parliament should be consulted before Australian troops are sent into armed conflict abroad. As well as being a Member of Parliament, Dr Aly is a counter-terrorism expert.[dpdfg_filtergrid include_categories="7859"...

Andrew Hastie on war powers reform

Andrew Hastie on war powers reform

Assistant Minister for Defence Andrew Hastie declined to comment when asked if Parliament should be consulted before Australian troops are sent into armed conflict abroad. Minister Hastie served in the Australian Defence Force from 2003 to 2015, including five years...

Bob Katter on war powers reform

Bob Katter on war powers reform

Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter believes that Parliament should be consulted before Australian troops are sent into armed conflict abroad, unless there is immediate danger to Australia. “The Americans have it right,” Mr Katter told Michael West Media. “The...

Bill Shorten on war powers reform

Bill Shorten on war powers reform

When asked if Parliament should be consulted before Australian troops are sent into armed conflict abroad, Labor Federal Member for Maribyrnong Bill Shorten declined to comment. Bill Shorten's office told Michael West Media "our answer is please check with Shadow...

Jim Molan on war powers reform

Jim Molan on war powers reform

Liberal Senator Jim Molan AO DSC does not believe Parliament should be consulted before Australian troops are sent into armed conflict abroad. Senator Molan told Michael West Media this was because of "reasons of practicality. The ability of parliament to make such a...

Julian Hill on war powers

Julian Hill on war powers

Labor's Julian Hill believes the question of whether Parliament should be consulted before Australian troops are sent into armed conflict abroad should be examined through a parliamentary inquiry. “At the very least we need to restore accountability to the parliament...

Andrew Wilkie on war powers reform

Andrew Wilkie on war powers reform

Andrew Wilkie wants reform. "The decision to use deadly force is surely something for all the people’s representatives to debate and vote on. I can’t think of a more important decision for a country. The fact that a prime minister can unilaterally decide is completely...

Craig Kelly on war powers reform

Craig Kelly on war powers reform

Currently Scott Morrison has SOLE POWER to send Australia to war. Craig Kelly wants to keep it that way. Craig Kelly does not believe Parliament should be consulted before Australian troops are sent into armed conflict abroad. “These decisions often need to be made...

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