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New! QPLC Action Alert: QPLC examines controversial plans for expansion of Austalian War Memorial
The new QPLC Action Alert examines the controversial plans for the expansion of the Australian War Memorial
The Australian War Memorial has become the focus for considerable concern as it seeks substantial expansion of its exhibition spaces.
The government has announced plans to provide funding of $498m for extensions/renovations to the building, including demolition of Anzac Hall which is one of the more recent additions. This follows large sums spent on the Anzac Centenary and the Monash Centre in France. The 2019-20 Federal Budget proposes about 15 additional staff to work on expansion plans, while staff numbers of the Museum of Australian Democracy (located in Old Parliament House) have been cut. The Labor Party has supported the plans. The Greens have opposed them and sought to spread the funds across all Canberra cultural institutions.
The new QPLC Action Alert outlines the plans and the responses and suggests ways to follow up the issues involved. Read the full alert on the Quaker Peace and Legislation Committee (QPLC) page here.(Image credit: Wikipedia)