Zacharias Szumer is a freelance writer from Melbourne. In addition to Michael West Media, he has written for The Monthly, Overland, Jacobin, The Quietus, The South China Morning Post and other outlets.
Josh Burns on war powers reform

Josh Burns on war powers reform

Labor Party MP Josh Burns from the seat of Macnamara in Melbourne did not respond to inquiries as to his position ...
Malarndirri McCarthy on war powers reform

Malarndirri McCarthy on war powers reform

Labor Senator Malarndirri McCarthy's office told us that the senator was too busy to offer us her opinion on ...
Graham Perrett on war powers reform

Graham Perrett on war powers reform

Labor MP Graham Perrett is happy with the executive maintaining the authority to deploy troops without ...
White and might is right: the secrets which push us into other people’s wars

White and might is right: the secrets which push us into other people’s wars

Is playing deputy to America’s sheriff the reason Australian war powers remain unreformed? Welcome to Australia's ...
James Chalmers on war powers reform

James Chalmers on war powers reform

As ever, the Labor Party maintains a strong party line on what its MPs can and can't say, no matter common sense, ...
This means war: how Australia’s main allies take the biggest step a nation can take

This means war: how Australia’s main allies take the biggest step a nation can take

Australian politicians have been mostly unwilling to cede control of war declarations to Parliament. When it comes ...
Libby Coker on war powers reform

Libby Coker on war powers reform

As Johnny Cash once sang, 'I keep the ends out for the tie that binds. Because you're mine, I walk the line.' ...
David Smith on war powers reform

David Smith on war powers reform

David Smith's office told Michael West Media that the Labor MP was 'incredibly busy at this time and will not be ...
Kate Thwaites on war powers reform

Kate Thwaites on war powers reform

A staffer for Kate Thwaites told Michael West Media that the Labor MP 'does not have anything to say' on the issue ...
Lisa Chesters on war powers reform

Lisa Chesters on war powers reform

Should parliamentary approval be required before sending Australian troops into foreign war zones? A staffer from ...
David Van on war powers reform

David Van on war powers reform

Liberal Senator David Van's office said that, "unfortunately Senator Van has no comments regarding War Powers ...
Catryna Bilyk

Catryna Bilyk

Labor Senator Catryna Bilyk's office replied to our inquiry with the following statement: "Senator Bilyk does not ...

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