Implications of the government reports on AUKUS, nuclear submarines, war powers reform & the Defence Strategic Review: National Zoom Meeting
Dr Alison Broinowski AM: President, Australians for War Powers Reform. Formerly an Australian diplomat, Alison is the author or editor of 14 books about Australia’s dealings with the world, Asian countries in particular. Her PhD is in Asian Studies at ANU. She has researched and taught there, at Macquarie University, and at the University of Wollongong. Alison will speak on the implications of the Inquiry into War Powers Reform
Brian Toohey was a columnist with the Australian Financial Review who has also written for The Nikkei Asia Review, The West Australian, The Sunday Age and other publications. He was editor of The National Times and a Canberra and Washington correspondent for AFR. He is the author or co-author of four books: Oyster: The Story of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service; Tumbling Dice: The Story of Modern Economic Policy; The Book of Leaks and The Winchester Scandal. Among other subjects, he has written extensively about national security policy since 1973. Brian currently writes for The Saturday Paper and Pearls & Irritations. Brian will speak on the implications of the report on Aukus and the Nuclear Submarines
Dr Vince Scappatura teaches Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University. He has a recently published book by Monash University Publishing titled: The US Lobby and Australian Defence Policy. He was the panel leader on defence for the IPAN Peoples’ Inquiry into the cost and consequences of Australia’s involvement in U.S. wars and the alliance. Vince will speak on the implications of the Defence Strategic Review Report.