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Abbott wrong fit for War Memorial Council, says local campaigner
Tony Abbott is the wrong choice for the Council of the Australian War Memorial, but not just because his appointment would be “jobs for the boys.” More important are the attitudes Abbott would bring to the Council. He is also a leading member of the Anzackery “club,” spruiking an overblown, sentimental version of the Anzac legend. We need to do...
This is why the $498m AWM extensions should not go ahead
Region Media carried a story about 83 distinguished Australians signing a letter opposing the plan to expand the Australian War Memorial in Canberra at a cost of $498m. Since the letter was published, hundreds of people have signed a petition against the extensions project. Among the signatories to the letter were renowned Australian authors, Richard Flanagan, Thomas Keneally, and Don...