From the Honest History archives: Alison Broinowski from October 2013 on Iraq 2003 and war powers reform

In the wake of the Chilcot report and recognising its relevance for Australia, we are re-running a perspicacious October 2013 piece from Alison Broinowski (vice president of both Honest History and Australians for War Powers Reform). Called ‘The streaker’s defence: history and the war powers’, the article asked why the history of the Iraq involvement matters. ‘For three reasons: war crimes, war powers, and the next war.’ On the third reason, Broinowski said, ‘Wherever the US is at war, Australia will be inextricably involved, for better or more likely for worse, unless we change our own rules’.

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19 July 2016

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