The 'deep shame' of Australian War Memorial redevelopment will haunt us all

By Letters to the Editor
Updated July 2 2021 - 1:10am, first published December 17 2020 - 5:30am
The Australian War Memorial. Picture: Karleen Minney
The Australian War Memorial. Picture: Karleen Minney

The heritage approval granted last week by environment minister Sussan Ley for the proposed huge redevelopment of the AWM continues the thoroughly disgraceful decision-making process that has characterised this project. In dereliction of her duty to preserve heritage values, she has defied not only the Australian Heritage Council but also the AWM's own 2011 Heritage Management Plan, which includes the conservation of Anzac Hall.

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