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Best Practice Heritage Protection: Australia's National Heritage Regime and the Tarkine

Macintosh, Andrew; Wilkinson, Deborah


In January 2004, the Australian Government introduced a new federal heritage regime based around the National Heritage List (NHL). This regime has a significant governance defect; the heritage minister controls the list rather than an independent heritage body, exposing it to political manipulation. This article reviews the NHL listing process and compares it to a 'best practice' model. A case study on the Tarkine, a wilderness area in north-west Tasmania, demonstrates how the NHL has been...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Environmental Law
DOI: 10.1093/jel/eqr030


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