Beating the khaki drum: how Australian identity was militarised

The Guardian (Australia). 2 February, 2018. Author Paul Daley

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Paul Daley writes, "A nation's capital should be an outward looking place, a city that faces the world to convey the type of country it represents. What, then, might be the first thoughts about Australia of those who fly into Canberra as they traverse the arrivals hall and concourse at our national capital's airport?  The giant illuminated billboards advertising the names and wares of some of the world's biggest manufacturers of combat machinery impart an unmistabable impression: here is an Australia tying its identity to warfare."