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Peter Underwood’s legacy: challenging the Anzac myth

Tasmania’s governor, who has just died, was outspoken in calling for wars not to be glorified. He preferred a genuine focus on how to bring about peace. Here is one of his most controversial speeches, which is well worth reading.

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Riders on the storm

Crikey readers talk the deficit levy, giving $9 billion to the RBA, the racist undertones of Anzac Day and how we should weather the weather.

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A war widow remembers the WAR Anzac Day march

Crikey readers talk Anzac Day around the world — and right here at home.

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Tips and rumours

What, no Logies leak? … La Trobe education fight … Tim Wilson tours Maccas …

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Anzac Day’s disjuncture from the bloody failure it represents

At least the women who protested against Anzac Day in the 1970s and ’80s had a real cause. Lest we forget what the remembrance of a bloody failure has become today.

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Tips and rumours

Courier-Mail staff hauled in for legal training … journo earns $270k … ANZAC rules stipulate ‘hand on heart’ …

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Abbott government wants nothing to do with us plebs

Crikey readers have their say on the Immigration Department’s asylum seeker privacy breach, the truth about green spin and Anzac Day.

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Lest we forget to pay: how Anzac Day became a commercial enterprise

Organisations are flogging memorabilia and governments are spending millions on the Anzac century. Army veteran and Lowy military fellow James Brown asks: why can’t we remember without spending up?

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Tips and rumours

Who’s the next Media Watch host? … Q&A to spread its wings … Anzac ad may be illegal …

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Tips and rumours

Diggers’ discount at shoe store … Brisbane school in indigenous insult … Chinese students cop racism at uni? …

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Melbourne Machine out, leaving Rocket Ronnie to snooker

It’s that time of year again … No, the snooker world championships. Our man in England has it covered, from Aussie hope Neal Robertson to the celebrated comeback of Ronnie “Rocket” O’Sullivan.

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iSentia index: O’Farrell edges out Swan, Diggers march up the ranks

Tony Abbott got more print mentions than the Prime Minister this week, and that may continue as more and more Australians see him as the likely next PM.

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Less cynicism about the Anzac spirit

Crikey readers talk healthcare costs, advertising on the Bureau of Meteorology website and the Anzac spirit.

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Christopher Pyne’s strange and dated Anzac Day culture war

Christopher Pyne’s lament that Anzac Day is in danger of being overlooked is absurd, and a clear effort to relaunch the culture wars.

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Slipper and the presumption of innocence

Crikey readers have their say.

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Anzac Day is about honouring our military not the justification of war

Crikey readers have their say.

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Anzac Day and why we need to question ‘myths’ of war

So once again we slog up the hill, shouldering the usual baggage for the Anzac wars.

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The futility of Earth Hour

Crikey readers have their say.

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Where Labor went wrong

Crikey readers have their say.

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Raising an eyebrow — and a glass — to ANZAC Day celebrations

So the Australian Defence Force is concerned about “the increasingly excessive use of alcohol during Anzac Day commemorations nowadays”.

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What the media must know about Anzac Day

It’s a little over a month away from one of those immensely important historic dates — April 25 — which prompt us to think about who were are and how we got here.

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Another Anzac Day and some new angles

It was moving to read in The Sunday Age a story reporting that records mapping the location of 3906 Vietnamese soldiers killed and buried by Australians during the Task Force operations had been given to Vietnam.

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A personal Anzac journey: finding family in France

To Troy Wilkinson’s, G T C Williams was nothing more than the name of his long dead great-grandmother’s brother. That is, until a pilgrimage to his grave in France made him examine the young soldier’s short life.

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Rundle’s Friday argument starters: Bob Ellis, Mau Mau and Churchill

From sex scandals to ADFA to Anzac Day and colony wars in Kenya, Guy Rundle raises the big issues of the week.

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News’ hypocrisy … Money down at The Age

News Limited’s hypocrisy on nepotisim, The Age’s Saturday media column ‘Media Browser’ as dead as a carbon-tax promise and other media tidbits of the day.

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