If anyone was expecting a flash of independence from foreign minister Penny Wong’s address to the National Press Club, they were bound to be disappointed, argues Binoy Kampmark.
war powers reform
The government’s war powers inquiry recommends no fundamental reform, despite a majority of submissions arguing for parliamentary oversight before committing the country to wars. Pip Hinman reports.
Labor and the Coalition voted together to block a bill that would mandate parliament to vote on whether or not to go to war, reports Pip Hinman.
Sydney Stop the War Coalition released a statement opposing the deployment of Australian Defence Force trainers and raising concerns about the lack of parliamentary oversight, reports Kerry Smith.