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Politically-correct guff perpetuates fraudulent 'red-tape' talk

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It appears, incredibly, that there are enforced draconian penalties for not getting a Veterans’ Affairs permit to sell products using the word “Anzac” and for deviating from the traditional Anzac biscuits recipe (“Rolled, gold, but be careful calling them Anzacs”, April 24).

Instead of enforcing these deviations, why not focus on really nasty business and political crimes that go unchecked in Australia?

This is the type of cynical, politically-correct guff that allows our business and political “leaders” to perpetuate the fraud that we’re a “highly regulated” nation, with way too much “red tape”.

But don’t expect outrage against this particular bizarre example of submission to mindless nationalism from those on the right. – Alex Mattea, Sydney

By what stretch of imagination or twist of logic can your editorial assert that reflecting on Anzac Day is “no less profound” than reflecting on Easter (“Honouring sacrifice in all its forms”, April 21)?

Such a claim, lacking historical context and philosophical perspective, is not only offensive to Christians but also highly insensitive to the memory of all those who died fighting our........

© The Sydney Morning Herald