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e-BULLETIN No. 117 – 12 November 2013


Hon Editor, Dr Ruth S. Kerr



Australian heritage strategy


The Federation is very pleased that on 4 November 2013 the Government announced its commitment to completing the Australian Heritage Strategy as one of Australia’s key heritage priorities. This has been one of the Federation’s key desires for many years.


The Minister for Environment, Hon Greg Hunt MP, announced in his press release that ‘Heritage is central to the Government’s Plan for a Cleaner Environment and is a fundamental pillar for the Government’s vision for Australia – clean air, clean water, clean land and heritage.’


He said that ‘The Australian Heritage Strategy will provide a common framework and priorities for Australia’s heritage to help ensure our heritage is recognised and protected for future generations.’


The Press Release is available at:

A draft Strategy is to be released for public comment during Australian Heritage Week in April 2014.


Submissions may be lodged to contribute to the development of the strategy. Please visit the department’s website and complete the submission form