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Margaret Simons on the ABC on the responsibilities of journalists who use social media
Henry Reynolds on war, its effects, and why we keep doing it: AUKUS anyone?
Gareth Knapman on Bain Attwood on terra nullius
Matthew Haultain-Gall’s book on how Australians boast about our Great War in France but how (and why) they are less interested in what we did in Belgium; Romain Fathi’s review
David Stephens on how arms manufacturers are the real winners from the tragedy of Afghanistan
Paul Daley in Guardian Australia on the ‘bullshit’ prime ministers spout about how soldiers never die in vain; Sue Wareham in Pearls & Irritations on the same topic
Ben Roberts-Smith (innocent until found guilty), Kerry Stokes, Paul Brereton, Brendan Nelson, Matt Anderson, the War Memorial: keeping up with the latest
A build for the times – or an extravagant folly?
Heritage Guardians: a campaign against the proposed $498m extensions to the Australian War Memorial
When it is all said and done, 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 (photo: Anzac Hall vandalised; credit: Alex Ellinghausen).
Arms and the War Memorial: let’s spend on health, not arms and submarines
Does defence spending lead to wars – and does it make any sense against pandemics?; Sue Wareham on prioritising health spending rather than arms spending
Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been