Today we salute those who travelled to war, not to fight it, but to entertain those who did. For some, it was no less dangerous.
This ANZAC Day, I’m pausing to remember those who fought for us. Those who returned to this country only to find that their sacrifice and heroism didn’t count. Lest we forget who we are.
With Anzac Day upon us, I believe we should resist over politicising it. The day already has a clear point, one that doesn’t require our subjective obfuscation.
A short-priced favourite, downstairs loving and sprinkle of Christmas magic decorated the tree of #AusPol this week. So, who won?
The two cases of Abdel-Magied and Quadrant display how quick we are to judge, and show our inability to differentiate between something worth our outrage, and something not.
There’s a pattern that seems to repeat in this country. Whenever a minority proudly stands for Australia, white Australians immediately bite back.
Modern day Anzac celebrations are increasingly becoming a day of nationalist fervour, where we wear the flag, instead of honouring those we lost defending it.
As someone who served in Vietnam, the reaction to my service has changed markedly, but the future is away from the past.
The honouring of those lost in war is very different in Australia. Perhaps this ANZAC Day, it’s not who we remember, but rather those we forgot.
Looking at the Scott McIntyre firing, #Bali9 executions, Charlie Hebdo and PEN, and the Greens, the concept of “freedom” in its many forms stands out as the issue of the week in Michael Burrill’s #CurrentAffairsWrap.
History enthusiast Lauren Ford reflects on the commemoration of Anzac Day around the nation and the new generation of young Australians leading the charge to remember the fallen.
TBS fave Paris Portingale finds war pointless and horrible and wasteful, but sees a reason to stop, remember and celebrate this Anzac Day.
Editor PB introduces a poem by Kerry White as our Anzac Day tribute to those who gave their all for kin and country – Lest We Forget.
Rainer the Cabbie has stumbled upon a great documentary on the ANZAC legend that he wants to share with the TBS community – “Lest We Forget what?”, airing on the ABC tonight.
In his fortnightly wrap for TBS, Michael Burrill thanks AG George Brandis for the constant pearls of comedic wisdom he constantly, inadvertently spouts,
As important as Anzac Day is to the national psyche, Rainer the Cabbie reflects on aspects of the day that maybe we should forget rather than remember.
“Does it really help to dwell on the past?” Rach Mason urges us to acknowledge more than our fallen Anzacs on Anzac Day