‘Tyrannical power exercised untyranically?‘ Inside Story, 1 April 2020 updated
Law has always been crucial to Australia’s involvement in war, whether through existing defence legislation or new provisions designed to deal with a developing incident or conflict. Law provides the framework upon which all wartime defence, economic and social policies and decisions are built. Yet most of us remain unaware of law’s foundational role, because it has generally — and often intentionally — been overlooked in Australian war history.
Adapted from Law in War: Freedom and Restriction in Australia during the Great War, published by NewSouth. Associate Professor Bond also wrote Anzac: The Landing, the Legend, the Law. She discussed Law in War with Phillip Clark on the ABC. And with Damien Carrick on The Law Report.