Put the word 'mateship' back on the Kokoda Memorial.
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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has decided to remove the word "mateship" from a Kokoda memorial.
It's been replaced with "friendship".
DFAT of trying to rewrite history.
They think the interpretation of 'friendship' is more politically correct.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told 3AW Mornings the word friendship had been chosen because it was understood by the locals in Papua New Guinea.
A digger, Mr Charlie Lynn responded to the claim, saying:
"I've been going up there for 25 years and every Papua New Guinean I meet calls me mate, they don't call me friend."
Australia wants this political correctness to stop now, and the word 'mateship' restored to the Kokoda memorial.
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