Tony Abbott has announced Australia will extend RAAF air strikes against IS in Iraq to Syria, with the first expected to be carried out within a week. “This decision is not taken lightly,” Bill Shorten said in parliament.
“None of us, even those who would not support the extension of the air force operations over parts of Syria, no one disputes the destructive genocidal violence of Da’esh or the scale and scope of the humanitarian crisis gripping the Middle East. But even if the enemy is evil, which they are, even if the cause is just, which it is, our methods must be strategically, legally and morally sound.
2015 Kashmir Despatch