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The #HandsoffAnzacHall
campaign was launched on 7 November.

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Read the latest media coverage about the campaign.

  • 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

    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

    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

    “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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  • ‘Colossal Waste’: Australian War Memorial’s $498m redevelopment plan draws ire of architects November 23, 2018

    ArchitectureAU – In a statement made to ArchitectureAU, John Denton, founding director of Denton Corker Marshall, said he was “massively disappointed” to learn of the demolition plans for Anzac Hall.

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