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Anzac Hall one step closer to demolition

The Federal Parliament last week approved the almost $500 million project to knock down and replace the War Memorial's 20-year-old Anzac Hall.

Minister approves $500m Anzac Hall redevelopment

A controversial proposal to demolish Anzac Hall, the Australian War Memorial’s award-winning exhibition space, has been passed.

Architects want public to tell War Memorial ‘Hands Off Anzac Hall’

Australian architects have launched a social media campaign to save the Australian War Memorial’s award-winning exhibition space, Anzac Hall.

First Nations tribute wins national architecture award

A national memorial to the wartime service and sacrifice of our First Nations people has received the Nicholas Murcutt Award for Small Project Architecture at the 2020 Australian Institute of Architects’ National Awards.

ACT picks up three national architecture awards

Canberra’s Sarah Lebner has been awarded the prestigious National Emerging Architect Prize at the 2020 Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) National Awards tonight.

War Memorial expansion draws strong opposition

The Australian War Memorial’s controversial $498 million upgrades have hit the spotlight again this week, as representatives gave evidence to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works yesterday, Tuesday 14 July.

War Memorial welcomes back visitors

The Australian War Memorial welcomed backed visitors this week, for the first time since pandemic restrictions forced its closure on 23 March.

Strong demand for tickets as War Memorial reopens

Tickets are now available to visit the Australian War Memorial as it reopens next month, after COVID-19 restrictions forced its closure on 24 March.

Australian War Memorial defends $500 million upgrades

The Australian War Memorial has defended its controversial $500 million expansion, following a parliamentary submission from former employees and stakeholders pushing back against the build. Put to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public...

Australian War Memorial delays reopening until July

The Australian War Memorial has announced it won’t reopen its doors until 1 July, despite many other tourist attractions in the ACT jumping to open in time for the Reconciliation Day long...

Rich Memorial content encourages Anzac Day at home

Due to the unique nature of Anzac Day commemorations this year, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is encouraging Australians to join together by individually commemorating with a personal reflection at 11.30am AEST – 4.30am in Gallipoli – a time that broadly represents the landings at Gallipoli at dawn on 25 April 1915.

Anzac Day: Exploring Canberra’s connection to WWI

In honour of Anzac Day, Canberra Weekly is re-publishing (online only) the cover story from our 23 April 2015 edition, which commemorated the centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli in the early hours of 25 April 1915.