The bulldozers move in to destroy Anzac Hall, as the War Memorial’s unnecessary mega-build gets under way. (Pic: AFR/Alex Ellinghausen)
A build for the times – or an extravagant folly?
Nothing more or less than a rort: the War Memorial’s application and the National Capital Authority’s consultation on the ‘early works’ for the Memorial project. But only 13 per cent of Australians in a national poll believed the money should be spent on the Memorial rather than on health, education, and services to veterans.
Arms and the War Memorial: let’s spend on health, not arms and submarines
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Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been