The ‘sacred’ War Memorial that destroyed itself and whose governing Council is now headed by a senior executive of Boeing, the world’s No. 3 arms manufacturer. Which adds up to physical AND reputational damage – disgraceful on both counts!
Lest We Forget; a series for Anzac Month: #1 Five years since Yassmin Abdel-Magied; #2 Paul Daley on patriotism; #3 Five years since The Honest History Book;#4 Will today’s children have to go to war?; #5 Honest History’s Alternative Guide to the Australian War Memorial; #6 Brendan Nelson is the new Chair of the Council of the Australian War Memorial – while keeping his day job as Australia-Pacific President of Boeing, world’s third biggest defence manufacturer by value of sales; #7 Murdoch Press has more than a century of form on warmongering; #8 Has the Australia the Diggers fought for been taken over by spivs and oligarchs? #9 Anzac roundup – Anzac is and should be contested
Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been