The ‘sacred’ War Memorial that is destroying itself and whose governing Council is now headed by a senior executive of Boeing, the world’s No. 3 arms manufacturer: physical AND reputational damage – disgraceful on both counts! And now the costs are blowing out – $50m so far but probably more to come!
Heritage Guardians: a campaign against the $548m extensions to the Australian War Memorial: latest update 1 September: Audit Office possible work on War Memorial project; War Memorial equivocal response on Frontier Wars; Minister watching closely what is now a $550m project – at least
The War Memorial splurge in graphic terms: see below
Perverse priorities in Australian spending on cultural institutions (ABC)
An agenda for Albanese: areas to do with history, and where new government should take action: Frontier Wars should be commemorated at the War Memorial (equivocal reply received from Memorial on behalf of Minister; Memorial commences PR offensive); historians should be on War Memorial Council; release Brereton/Afghanistan progress reports (report now released); rein in spending on War Memorial extensions project (some replies in)
Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been