, Crimes to be acknowledged in War Memorial, The Nzuchi Times

Crimes to be acknowledged in War Memorial

, Crimes to be acknowledged in War Memorial, The Nzuchi Times

Veterans Affairs Minister Darren Chester says while it’s important to tell stories of misconduct, the vast majority of Australians who have served in the defence force have done so honourably. “For the two million Australians throughout the nation’s history who have put on the uniform, the vast majority, the overwhelming majority, have served with great distinction, with integrity, with compassion, where required, and with courage,” he told Sky News. “But if there had been cases where people have acted illegally or committed war crimes and are found to be convicted, some other point in the future that will be the time to tell that story as well. “It’s not the time to preempt that process.” Australian War Memorial Director Matt Anderson told Sky News it’s important the War Memorial tells the stories of misconduct by Australian soldiers after investigations into allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan have concluded. He said the War Memorial must tell the stories of greatness and smallness in Australia’s military history. Mr Chester said he agrees with Matt Anderson completely in that regard as the “War Memorial is the most important building in Australia because it tells that story of service and sacrifice.” If you or anyone you know needs help: Open Arms: 1800 011 046 Defence Family Helpline: 1800 624 608 Lifeline: 13 11 14 Defence All-Hours Support Line: 1800 628 036

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