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national heritage management plans

Scott Ludlam 31 Jul 2009

Senator LUDLAM-I put a couple of questions on notice at the session in February. Answers were subsequently provided, but they were somewhat deficient in some cases, so I will just step through a couple of them if I could. Question on notice No. 115 says:

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Questions on Heritage

Question No: 113

Senator Ludlam asked:
Regarding the National and Commonwealth Heritage Lists for the period 2004 to 2008 tabled by the Minister, as the principal adviser to the Australian Government on heritage matters, did the Australian Heritage Council contribute to the review of the National and Commonwealth Heritage Lists?

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Commonwealth Heritage

Scott Ludlam 29 Apr 2009

The Priority Assessment List process seems to have some problems. It has been called complex, unreasonably inflexible, queried in its usefulness for Commonwealth Heritage, and it allows worthy nominations to lapse after two consecutive attempts. Why is the review report silent on such issues and why was the effectiveness of the process not considered?

Answers:

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Greens support campaign to stop pointless Roe Highway extension

Scott Ludlam 13 Mar 2009

Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam and MLC-elect Lynn MacLaren have congratulated the Save Beeliar Wetlands Group for the launch of the campaign to prevent the State Government from wasting millions of dollars on a pointless freeway extension.

"Plans to extend Roe Highway through the centrepiece of Beeliar Regional Park should have been dead and buried a long time ago. There are essential biodiversity and landscape values in the Beeliar Wetland chain, and key Aboriginal heritage sites in the path of the freeway," said Greens (WA) MLC-elect Lynn MacLaren.

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WA local councils, heritage properties and cyclists benefit from Greens’ negotiations

Successful negotiations by the Australian Greens will soon see money flowing to Western Australian local councils, creating new jobs and improvements in local amenity.

Greens Senators Scott Ludlam and Rachel Siewert played a crucial role in enabling Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s economic stimulus package to pass through the Senate last week.

The Senators, both from WA, worked constructively with the Government to amend the package so that it would deliver a better return for taxpayers.

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Greens secure $60 million for National Heritage

Scott Ludlam 13 Feb 2009

More than 800 new green jobs will be created and hundreds of heritage-listed properties protected, as a result of a $60 million component of the Federal stimulus package negotiated by the Greens.

The component is part of a $435 million Local Green Jobs Package won by the party to create 10,000 new jobs.

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