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Christopher Pyne: curriculum must focus on Anzac Day and western history

Daniel Hurst

The Abbott government is set to trigger a new battle over Australia’s culture and history as it launches a review of the national curriculum with a goal of removing “partisan bias”.

The education minister, Christopher Pyne, says the review will address concerns about the history curriculum “not recognising the legacy of western civilisation and not giving important events in Australia's history and culture the prominence they deserve, such as Anzac Day”. He also wants the curriculum to “celebrate Australia”.