Subscriber • Opinion

War Memorial 'consultation' was a sham from the start

By Sue Wareham, David Stephens
September 15 2021 - 7:25pm
Demolition and construction work has already commenced at the Australian War Memorial. Picture: Karleen Minney

Last Friday marked the closing date for public submissions to the National Capital Authority on the "main works" redevelopment at the Australian War Memorial. While theoretically the NCA's decision on this will determine the future of the Memorial, that decision was almost certainly made long ago. Demolition began at the memorial in late June, many weeks before the current round of NCA "community engagement" even began. That alone makes the NCA's final tick a foregone conclusion.

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