Senate debates

Wednesday, 16 June 2021


Australian War Memorial

3:42 pm

Photo of Jordon Steele-JohnJordon Steele-John (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) there is a tremendous amount of public opposition to the redevelopment of the Australian War Memorial, both within the Australian Capital Territory community and across the country, as evidenced by the record number of 601 submissions, of which only 3 supported the redevelopment proposal as it is,

(ii) the National Capital Authority has not sufficiently addressed public concern around the destruction of ANZAC Hall, removal of native trees and excavation works in their approval,

(iii) the early works program as proposed is so extensive as to make the full project a foregone conclusion, and

(iv) the approval is subject to appeal and there is a significant possibility that it will be appealed; and

(b) calls on the Federal Government to request that the Australian War Memorial not commence any works until all appeals processes are concluded.


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