Opinion

War Memorial needs a new act, not a new building

By Terry Fewtrell
Updated December 9 2019 - 8:47am, first published December 4 2019 - 1:00pm

The Australian War Memorial doesn't need a new building. It needs new legislation that enables it to properly commemorate the two key words in its title - Australian and war. It is essential that such a cherished institution expresses our national truth. Such truth-telling begins with the recognition that the first wars Australians fought were the Frontier Wars.

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