As the Anzac myth spreads its strange, schizophrenic glow over the country, in which war is not glorified but stone soldiers on plinths are honoured with music and prayers by the religious and secular alike, it’s a good time to consider our enemies, then and now. Because without enemies, war is impossible.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is now in London for the coronation of King Charles III, tomorrow. He will be joined by a grab bag of other Australians, including Julie Bishop, Nick Cave and Adam Hills.
PM Anthony Albanese was back on the international stage this weekend, on the sidelines of the G7 in Hiroshima, but a housing minefield awaits him at home, with the government finding few friends for its proposed Housing Australia Future Fund.
Kingscliff property developer Gales Holgins is seeking to increase truck movements by bringing in fill from the M1 road works rather than using fill from the development site. But Kingscliff Ratepayers and Progress Association say that the impact on residents and business is too high a cost to pay.