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Minister Campbell's media release contradicts official statement on Bradman birthplace listing

Christine Milne 16 Aug 2005


The media release by Environment and Heritage Minister Ian Campbell about advice from the Australian Heritage Council contradicts his official determination about the request to list Sir Don Bradman's birthplace on the National Heritage list.  

"The minister's release issued late today states that the advice from the council was dated 5 October 2004, that he received it on 8 October and he made a determination on 16 October," Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania Christine Milne said.

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Minister to give thumbs down to Recherche Bay

Heritage regime a shambles  
Federal Environment and Heritage Minister Ian Campbell is set to give the go ahead to the logging of the north-east peninsula of Recherche Bay by adopting a politically expedient approach to national heritage listing.

Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania Christine Milne raised the matter in Question Time in response to an Australia Institute report that concluded Minister Campbell failed to carry out his statutory duties and misused heritage programs for political purposes leading up to the 2004 federal election.

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