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Greens secure emergency Burrup Peninsula heritage assessment

The Australian Greens have won agreement from the Federal Government to conduct an emergency heritage assessment of the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia.

"We are pleased that the Government has responded in this way. This is a site of extraordinary environmental and heritage importance," he said.

Senator Ludlam and fellow Greens Senator for Western Australia Rachel Siewert moved a motion in the Senate calling for the emergency assessment, winning the support of the Government and the cross benches.

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Proposed World War I and World War II memorials

Scott Ludlam 18 Feb 2011

Senate Question No. 323

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 proposed World War 1 and World War II memorials, which recently attracted some public debate about their appropriateness in the important heritage landscape of central Canberra: Has the department provided any formal or informal advice regarding the heritage impact of the proposed memorials to be located in Canberra; if so, what was the nature of that advice.

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Nation Building and Jobs Plan Heritage funding

Scott Ludlam 30 Oct 2010

Senator LUDLAM asked:

1. From stimulus package funding, how many submissions requesting funding for heritage projects were not funded?

2. What percentage of stimulus funding allocated to heritage projects went to publicly owned premises?

3. Of that, what percentage of places that received funding were State government properties compared to Commonwealth properties?

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Heritage Staffing numbers

Scott Ludlam 30 Oct 2010

Senator LUDLAM asked:

At the last estimates hearing, we were advised that the staffing level for the Heritage Division for 2009-10 was 104. Are these positions all full time equivalents? What is the projection for 2010-11?

Answer:

Yes. The projection for the 2010-11 financial year is 101.9.

Question No: 137
Division/Agency: Heritage Division
Topic: Heritage Staffing numbers

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Heritage - National Trust Funding

Scott Ludlam 30 Oct 2010

Senator LUDLAM asked:

Is there a danger the Department's shift to project funding will encourage the collapse of the National Trust funding into the Protecting and Conserving Historic Built Assets program?

Answer:

No. They are separate budget appropriations.

Question No: 138
Division/Agency: Heritage Division
Topic: National Trust Funding

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