The SMH has an opinion piece by one Mark Davis that suggests that Canberra is only know for three things. Those being politics, cold winters and the Australian War Memorial.
Sadly only the last seems to be an attraction and so Mr Miles continues with the theme and asks why we have so many memorials to war, and so few to do with anything else. He also suggests that Canberra should reflect the nation’s values, history and aspirations and that it fails to do so by not having more non military memorials.
He then goes on to list a number of recent memorials that have been erected in our National Capital before having the usual dig by stating that ‘Only the last of those (new memorials) would be likely to displace cold weather or politics from the list of first impressions of Canberra.
All in all a nothing piece of journalism.