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Veterans Affairs Minister phones in to defend crumbling war memorials

The state’s Veteran’s Affairs minister is defending the amount of money being spent on repairs to Australian war memorials.

Former Labor leader Mark Latham says hundreds of World War One memorials have fallen into disrepair with some falling apart.

David Elliot phoned Alan Jones to defend the NSW government’s handling of the situation.

He says they’re spending $1 million on upgrades.

“Whether it be war memorials that we’re looking to upgrade on the north coast and in metropolitan NSW.

“This government in 2015 under Gladys Berejiklian, we decided when she was Treasurer that we would be spending some money for the first time in a hundred years for a lot of these memorials.

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