Richard Marles under attack for support of display honouring boat turnbacks at war memorial

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Labor left MPs and Greens say commemorating Operation Sovereign Borders a ‘shameless attempt at culture wars’
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Labor left MPs and the Greens are perturbed that the shadow defence minister, Richard Marles, has supported a move for the Australian War Memorial to commemorate Operation Sovereign Borders.

Four Labor MPs have told Guardian Australia they personally rejected the plan or questioned the wisdom of Marles involving the opposition in culture wars on the sensitive topic of asylum seeker policy, and that concerns extended to Labor’s frontbench.

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