Table of Contents

Part One: The Context

Introduction: Causes for concern

Key definitions

‘Domestic violence’ and calling out the troops

Historical background: A troubled record

The Constitutional framework: A civil/military demarcation

Australia’s expanding military deployments

Part Two: Probing the Details

The military call-out legislation

Executive power and the Governor-General’s role

The military and the police

Constitutional doubts

Legal uncertainties

Civilian jurisdiction or military justice?

Part Three: Conclusions

Global trends and democratic implications


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