When asked about it again on Tuesday, Mr Morrison said the legal position of those who seek to travel to Ukraine to fight “remains very unclear”…
“Those disorganised civilian militias would effectively be putting people in the most extreme of situations, so we will not encourage anybody to go there and we would advise against it because you would be joining something, the status of which is completely unclear, and how it would be supported and how it would sit in any command structure with Ukraine’s forces I think is totally unknown.
“Others have described those sorts of things as suicide missions, and that’s not an unreasonable assessment.”
Disorganised, completely unclear and totally unknown are five words you don’t normally associate with a prudent, morally defensible arms consignment. Why are we lightening the burden for some of the richest countries on the planet anyway? And why are we arming unlawful combatants, by Mr Morrison’s own admission? He needs to slow down.