06 Jul 2011
Senator SIEWERT & Senator LUDLAM: To move:
05 Jul 2011
Senator Ludlam questioned the Commonwealth's responsibility for the situation at James Price Point having deteriorated to the degree that Aboriginal are people being forcibly removed from country during NAIDOC week.
30 May 2011
20 May 2011
Senate Question No. 538
Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in writing, on 22 March 2011:
With reference to the answer provided to Question no. 97 taken on notice during the 2010-11 Supplementary Budget Estimates of the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee regarding the status of management plans for National Heritage List places, and noting that, of 89 National Heritage List places, 9 have no plan in place (1 of which is the Dampier Archipelago, including the Burrup Peninsula), and 5 of these do have management arrangements in place:
(1) During the estimates hearing in October 2010, the department advised that the Western Australian Government is developing an Aboriginal Heritage Management Plan that will also protect heritage values - can details be provided describing what progress has been made in developing a management plan, and what is the timeframe for completion.
20 May 2011
Senate Question No. 219
Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in writing, on 24 November 2010:
With reference to the Burrup (Murujuga) Peninsula which contains more than a million rock art engravings (petroglyphs) estimated to be up to 30 000 years old and, noting that on 3 July 2007 the area was listed as a National Heritage place by the Federal Government, there are concerns about the long delay in nominating the Burrup Peninsula for World Heritage listing, in addition to the continuous damage to the Burrup rock art:
(1) What is the current heritage status of the Burrup Peninsula.
(2) Of the 117 square kilometres covered by the Burrup Peninsula, how much is actually protected by National Heritage listing, as a percentage and surface area.
(3) When will the Aboriginal heritage management plan for the Burrup Peninsula being led by the Western Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs be finalised.
10 May 2011
The Australian Greens expressed dismay as the Government slashed heritage funding by almost one third in the budget.
Greens heritage spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said funding for the Heritage Division of the Environment Department was taking one step forward and ten back.
09 May 2011
The Australian Greens expressed grave concern today about reports that heritage funding is to be slashed by almost one third in tomorrow's budget.
Greens heritage spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam wrote to Minister Tony Burke on Friday in regards to the unconfirmed proposal that the Heritage Division of the Environment Department will have its budget reduced by $3.8 million - or 30 per cent ‐ next financial year.
"I have been contacted by a number of highly concerned constituents and organisations regarding proposed funding cuts and have asked the Minister to make the Government's intentions clear," said Senator Ludlam. "If the cut is on the cards, we want to know why."
29 Apr 2011
Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications Legislation Committee
Answers to questions on notice
Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio
Supplementary Budget Estimates, October 2010
Question No: 97
Senator Ludlam asked:
Senator LUDLAM-I understand that there are 337 places on the Commonwealth Heritage List and all of them are required to have management plans under the EPBC Act. Is that the case?
Mr Shevlin-The Commonwealth has to use its best endeavours to encourage the development of a management plan.
29 Apr 2011
Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in writing, on 16 March 2011:
With reference to national heritage strategy and the answer to question on notice no. 320 (Senate Hansard, 1 March 2011, p. 866) which said: ‘The Australian Government is developing a number of national leadership initiatives in relation to heritage. This includes the recently announced Australian Heritage Week':
(1) Can details be provided about the full range of ‘national leadership initiatives' as mentioned in the answer.
(2) What is the timing for the development of any strategy.
25 Mar 2011
MINISTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY, ENVIRONMENT, WATER, POPULATION AND COMMUNITIES
Senate Question No.322
Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in writing, on 6 December 2010:
With reference to the New Acton Nishi development in Canberra and to the question on notice no. 141 submitted during the Budget Estimates of the Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee in May 2010 regarding the same development:
(1) (a) Was the Minister advised by experts in both the Australian Heritage Council (AHC) and the department of significant impacts of the New Acton Nishi development on National Heritage; if so, was this advice rejected in favour of expert advice provided by the developer; and (b) in making this decision, did the Minister also consider beneficial impacts such as economic or social matters on National Heritage.