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Media Coverage

Read the latest media coverage about the campaign.

  • Australia’s leading architects turn back on war memorial redevelopment April 9, 2019

    Canberra Times
    Elliot Williams

    The Australian War Memorial may struggle to attract Australia’s best architects for its redevelopment as many distance themselves from the project over the decision to demolish Anzac Hall.

  • Hands off Anzac Hall February 1, 2019

    Tony Trobe talks to Philip Leeson, president of the ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.

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  • Hands Off Anzac Hall November 29, 2018 Hands Off Anzac Hall

    Philip Leeson, ACT Chapter President of the Australian Institute of Architects, argues that the federal government’s plans to demolish and replace the Denton Corker Marshall-designed Anzac Hall in Canberra at a cost of $498 million are “unnecessary and wasteful.”

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  • ‘Hands off Anzac Hall’! November 27, 2018 'Hands off Anzac Hall'!

    The local architecture community was deeply shocked when news first broke of plans to demolish Anzac Hall. Surely, this was a mistake, as there had been limited consultation with the community and no consultation with the moral rights holders – the architects who designed the award-winning building – nor with the Australian Institute of Architects.

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  • Tenders for War Memorial’s $500m revamp could go out this year November 26, 2018 Tenders for War Memorial's $500m revamp could go out this year

    “It was revealed that work on these redevelopment plans had been secretly underway since 2015,” Mr Leeson said.

    “Surely such a development within the public realm requires large scale community and stakeholder consultation.

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