Defence minister says any decision to engage in armed conflict should be better debated and scrutinisedGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastRichard Marles says opponents of the Iraq war have been vindicated, prompting fresh calls from campaigners to reform the Australian government’s war powers to prevent a repeat.
The defence minister, who is awaiting a report from a parliamentary inquiry into how the nation decides to engage in armed conflict, said such deployments were among the most significant any government could make.
Richard Marles says Simon Crean’s declaration that the war was illegal has been vindicated.Sun 19 Mar 2023 10.00 EDTLast modified on Sun 19 Mar 2023 10.
Author / Journalist: Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent
Category: Nation Politics
Topics: Australian Greens Australian military Richard Marles Coalition Activism Australia news Iraq Aukus Australian foreign policy Andrew Wilkie Labor party Australian politics
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Article Type: News Report
News Source URL: theguardian.com
Readership Location: United Kingdom
Published Date: 2023-03-19, 14:00:44
News Timezone: GMT +8:00
Original Article Length: 907 words
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