Liberal Senator Jim Molan AO DSC does not believe Parliament should be consulted before Australian troops are sent into armed conflict abroad.
Senator Molan told Michael West Media this was because of “reasons of practicality. The ability of parliament to make such a decision without the highest level of intelligence is the critical issue. The reason we have executive government in respect of war powers is because intelligence at the highest level can be managed effectively. At the parliamentary level, it cannot be managed.”