From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland RSL and East Maitland Rotary take aim over plan to axe Lone Pine Anzac Day service at Gallopoli
Angry Maitland RSL sub-branch president Eric Bell has called on the federal government to back off about axing Anzac Day ceremonies at Lone Pine in Gallipoli.
Mr Bell demanded that people be allowed to make their own decisions about whether the site was too dangerous.
The government announced on Friday that the Lone Pine service would not be conducted in future because of concerns about the wellbeing of visitors on rough, high terrain where up to 7000 men were killed and injured in 1915.
“Surely it should not be up to the federal government to make decisions on whether the site for the Lone Pine service is safe,” Mr Bell told the Mercury on Sunday.
Full Article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 14, 2016.