What's the problem?
The decision to go to war is one of the most serious choices any government will face. The cost to the nation can be enormous, often with unknown consequences.
Currently, the decision to send troops into overseas conflict is made behind closed doors, often by the prime minister alone. This means that when Australia deploys troops to conflict overseas, the decision is often made in secret.
Australia needs a democratic system where there are strong checks and balances for when troops are sent into overseas conflict.
We want legislation requiring parliamentary approval for entering conflict overseas, so we have proper debate, scrutiny and critical appraisal of the decision.
How are we going to win?
We know that fewer than 20% of Australians support the practice of a prime minister alone deciding when we go to war. We need to make sure in these uncertain times that we have an accountable process for going into conflict overseas.
We’re going to win this campaign by talking to as many Australians as possible, most of whom don’t realise how secretive the process is for committing our troops to overseas conflict.
Right now, we're calling on supporters to sign and share our petition calling for strong checks and balances for when troops are sent into conflict overseas.
By building a movement with thousands of Australians who support a clear and fair process for when we go into overseas conflict, we will win.