The Department of Defence has issued a submission saying that Australian Senators and MPs should not make any decisions on overseas wars, as it would be a risk to national security.

Dr Alison Broinowsk shares more details of the Defence Department’s new stance and argues that decisions on war should not be decided by an MPs or a single senator, but should be open to discussion and voting options by the law house and federal government.

Australia also has a slightly different model for this than other democratic political countries and the government is engaging with communities like War Power Reform and discussing proposals.

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Produced By: Andrew Herlinger

Featured In Story: Alison Broinowski, President of the group Australia for War Power Reform

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 6 December 2022