National Capital Authority approves War Memorial’s ‘early works’ application despite 590 public submissions expressing concerns about all or part of the proposal and just three (3) supporting it
The Spanish flu pandemic 1918-19 that killed 13 000 Australians and 50 million world-wide (with some recent updates)
A build for the times – or an extravagant folly?
National Capital Authority consultation on ‘early works’ associated with War Memorial $498m project: dozens of trees to be cut down; premature demolition of Anzac Hall; massive excavation at Memorial entrance.
Arms and the War Memorial: let’s spend on health, not arms and submarines
Michelle Fahy on how an arms peddler qualified for charitable status. Michelle Fahy on how easily Australia sells arms to Saudi Arabia and UAE, in defiance of our international commitments. Does defence spending lead to wars – and does it make any sense against pandemics?; Memorial gets donations from the big arms company players but it is only ‘small change’ to them; Michelle Fahy on how Australia flogs armaments to overseas bidders; Sue Wareham on prioritising health spending rather than arms spending
Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been