Commemorating the Centenary of ANZAC

The Government has committed $83.5 million to commemorating the ANZACs.

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2015 sees the centenary of the Gallipoli landings and $83.5 million has been committed over seven years to commemorate 100 years since Australia’s involvement in WWI.

Under the funding, the Australian War Memorial’s First World War galleries will be refurbished at a cost of $27 million. To ensure everyone is given the chance to commemorate the ANZACs, local grants will be available to fund community commemoration projects. To improve the awareness of Australian military history, a communication program will be funded to the tune of $3.4 million.


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    9th May 2012
    It could be a good idea to introduce some discounted airfares and/or hotel expenses for those who 've never done it before and would like to make the pilgrimage to Gallipoli.
    Mrs Gillard if selected I promise I won't overstay your six weeks limit!
    Cheers and good luck!
    10th May 2012
    This money would be better spent on returning ex-service personnel DFRB and DFRDB pensions to parity.

    Since 1989, politicians pensions have increased by approx. twenty-five percent; the age pension by about nineteen percent but the service personnel have lost around forty percent. With the added impost for the new taxes and the increased costs in power, etc., it is just going to get so much harder for the 57,000 or so ex-members of the defence forces.

    Perhaps the government is waiting for them all to pass on so that this shameful situation will resolve itself and they can attend their funerals and loudly proclaim that we must respect and support our service personnel. It is sickening to watch the Prime Minister at the funerals of those killed in current areas of war. Thr following is a good read:-

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