ABC.net.au ran an op-ed of mine arguing that only Parliament, not the Prime Minister & Cabinet, should have the power to commit Australian troops overseas.
A longer more detailed version of my article that deals with most of the objections against war powers reform is in the most recent issue of Policy magazine.
This is such a commonsense reform that I’m surprised there is even any controversy over it. The fact that the Executive currently can take the nation to war after deliberating in secret is a relic of a monarchical past, when Kings and Queens ruled without accountability. It has no place in a modern democracy.