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Anzac Day: Lest we remember

Lest we forget is the defining phrase of ANZAC Day and yet the Day itself is about forgetting.  
100th anniversary of Bullecourt — the bloody battles Australians forgot

This month and next marks the 100-year anniversary of the Battles of Bullecourt — a place of ...  
Does the War Memorial’s new slogan Advance Australia Fair?

Should Australia's chief war memorial be able to appropriate the words of the national anthem,  
Colonel David Hackworth: The man who loved the smell of napalm and hated war

The inspiration for Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now was real, was an anti-war rebel and lived in ...  
Most liveable city's heritage under threat from Crown skyscraper

Plans to build Australia's tallest skyscraper in Melbourne will overshadow the Shrine of Rememb ...  
Vivian Bullwinkel, the Bangka Island massacre and the guilt of the survivor

As well as commemorating the Fall of Singapore, this week also marks 75 years since the Bangka ...  
Australia Day / Invasion Day debate: #ChangeTheDate — but not right now

For those who enjoy celebrating Australia Day on the date of Indigenous dispossession, Natalie ...  
It's time to think big on Australia Day

David Morris sets out his ideas to help resolve the Australia Day debate.  
How the rise of Trump is related to indigenocide and Australia Day

How the rise of Trump is related to indigenocide and Australia Day. John Passant explains.  
Does Australia Day commemorate genocide?

By moving the date for Australia Day, it would indicate that we've learned to value and cherish ...  
Inglourious Basterd(s): John Howard's case to answer on invasion of Iraq

Had the ICC aggression amendment existed back in 2003, John Howard would have been tried as a war ...  
Australia has lost its cultural identity

Australia's rich Indigenous heritage, including astronomy, superfoods and even a monument older ...  
Australia's fractious plebiscite history: The 1916 'Blood Vote'

If you're unsure whether plebiscites could inflame national debate, just look at the conscription ...  
Lawyers and the Liberal Party: What’s keeping Brandis in office?

The answer to why Brandis hasn't resigned may lie in the absence of a suitable replacement ...  
Three birthdays for the Queen — Isn't it time for a Republic?

On the third Queen's birthday holiday this year, Dr Glenn Davies asks if it’s time we replaced ...  
Ban on Muslims? It's a standard Aussie response

While Malcolm Turnbull was telling the UN how wonderful our offshore gulags are, 49% of Austral ...  
White Privilege, White Australia, One Nation: One agenda

If we allow Australia's White Privilege agenda to be fuelled by groups such as One Nation we are ...  
1 September: Let's celebrate the 24th anniversary of National Wattle Day

SEPTEMBER 1 has many names. Some welcome it as spring’s dawn, a time to celebrate nature’s ...  
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