Paul Barratt AO 1944-2021

Paul Barratt has died after a long illness. He was a distinguished public servant and in later life an advocate for important causes. He will be greatly missed.

Obituary in Pearls & Irritations from Alison Broinowski. The obituary stresses Paul’s passion, through Australians for War Powers Reform, for ensuring that Australians have a say through the Parliament in decisions to go to war. This seems particularly appropriate in the era of AUKUS and ‘the drums of war’.

ABC News story. Armidale Express story. Canberra Times obituary.

David Stephens

5 October 2021 updated