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Oppose the Australian War Memorial's plan for $498m extensions

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  • The money would be better spent on direct benefits to veterans and their families, other cultural institutions, overseas aid to war-torn countries, or other areas of pressing need.
  • The extensions favour the Memorial over other national institutions, even though it presents only a small part of our rich national history.
  • The extensions will destroy the Memorial’s character and entail the demolition of the award-winning Anzac Hall.
  • Much of the extended space will be taken up with a grandiose foyer and space for decommissioned planes and helicopters which do little to promote an understanding of Australia’s wars.
  • The planned direct feed on current Defence Department activities is totally inappropriate in a war memorial.
  • The plan has been pushed through with a minimum of public consultation.
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