What happens now when Australia goes to war?

What happens now when Australia goes to war?

In theory, the decision to go to war is left to the executive, which includes the governor-general, prime minister and ministers.

However, in practice, the decision to enter conflict is left to the prime minister virtually alone.

For example, former prime minister John Howard did not seek parliamentary approval before committing Australia’s military to the US mission in Afghanistan, or in 2003 when Australia committed its military to the US-led invasion of Iraq.