Nina Burridge of the University of Technology in Sydney - said Anzac Day glorified white males.
"It's something about male mateship in many ways to me - it doesn't celebrate the wide diversity in Australia," she said.
"The very fact we focus on Gallipoli means we symbolically exclude others, even if we don't intend to."
Right. The implications of that idea is probably not what Burridge would intend, but her argument that Australia's history can't be remembered because it "excludes" non whites etc, implies that multiculturalism and large scale immigration necessitate forgetting a country's history and customs.
* No, Australian academics is not an oxymoron.