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Keep Anzac Hall, urge Labor committee members



Anzac Hall

The award-winning Anzac Hall need not be demolished, say Labor committee members. Photo: Australian Institute of Architects.

Federal Parliament’s Public Works Committee has given the all-clear to the controversial $500 million expansion of the Australian War Memorial, but not without a dissenting report from its two Labor members, including local MP David Smith.

In its inquiry report, the Committee concludes that it accepts the argument put by the AWM and others that more space is required to better reflect Australia’s engagement in modern conflicts.

It says that the AWM holds a range of meanings to different sections of Australian society and that these meanings are reflected in the items displayed there.

“The current facility…

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