Recognising, celebrating and protecting Australia’s cultural and Indigenous heritage is a key goal of the Australian Greens. Australia’s heritage places are an integral part of our national identity and Australians do not want to see these places lost. The heritage portfolio offers unique opportunities for job creation, community revitalisation and education but renewed federal leadership and adequate funding are urgently needed to ensure that heritage remains a vital and core component of the Government’s agenda.
Our three key priority areas are:
- Indigenous heritage law reform;
- The development of an ambitious Australian Heritage Strategy; and
- Increasing the level of resources available to the Heritage Department for pro-active heritage identification, assessment, conservation, monitoring, education, training, promotion and research.
31 May 2012
Senator Penny Wright asks a question regarding diminishing heritage funding over consecutive budgets.
22 May 2012
Yesterday's claims by the Government that the Your Community Heritage grants were a 'new and practical approach to heritage con...
24 May 2012 | 9:00 am
Penny Wright will be looking to ask the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC) ...
18 Apr 2012
Australia is one of the most diverse places on the planet. Our wildlife is unique, our natural environment varied, our pe...
16 Apr 2012
The Government must urgently fast-track development of the Australian Heritage Strategy to stop Australia's heritage languishin...
12 Feb 2012
Senator WRIGHT: I move:
That the Senate
09 Feb 2012
The Government and the Opposition made it clear today that preserving Australia’s heritage is low on their agenda, the Gr...
09 Feb 2012
The Government urgently needs to provide answers on what will happen to thousands of natural, cultural and Indigenous heritage ...
13 Jan 2012
The Australian Greens are deeply concerned about the future protection of thousands of natural, cultural and Indigenous heritag...
13 Dec 2011
The State of the Environment report released yesterday clearly shows the Federal Government lags behind the community when it c...