Brendan Nelson appointed to Australian War Memorial Council, as Kerry Stokes steps down as chair

Sarah Basford Canales
Harley Dennett
By Sarah Basford Canales, and Harley Dennett
Updated April 5 2022 - 7:46am, first published 5:45am
Brendan Nelson will return to the Australian War Memorial as a member of its council three years after stepping down as director. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Dr Brendan Nelson will again be at the helm of the Australian War Memorial after it was announced he would join as its newest council member.


Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at or confidential tips to

Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.

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