Military buff Tony Abbott is the wrong choice for the Australian War Memorial | Paul Daley

The War Memorial’s council lacks a professional historian and critics say it’s like a hospital being run by homeopaths not doctors

The appointment of the former prime minister Tony Abbott to the Australian War Memorial council has further distanced the popular institution from the public it supposedly serves and, critics insist, still leaves the board without the critical advice of a professional historian.

Abbott, a military enthusiast who, sources say, as prime minister discussed the possibility of having as an aide de camp one of the country’s most prominent former soldiers, was appointed to the memorial’s governing council last week.

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