Daley, Paul: Military buff Tony Abbott is the wrong choice for the Australian War Memorial

Paul Daley

Military buff Tony Abbott is the wrong choice for the Australian War Memorial‘, Guardian Australia, 9 October 2019 updated

The war memorial’s council lacks a professional historian and critics say it’s like a hospital being run by homeopaths not doctors. The appointment of the former prime minister Tony Abbott to the Australian War Memorial council has further distanced the popular institution from the public it supposedly serves and, critics insist, still leaves the board without the critical advice of a professional historian.

Quotes Heritage Guardians Peter Stanley and David Stephens. For earlier episodes in this saga, go here, particularly entries of 7 August and 1 October. At the time of posting, the Daley piece had received almost 500 comments, mostly supporting Daley’s remarks. (Update 11 October: After two days, 800 comments.)

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