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

Macintosh, Andrew; Wilkinson, Deborah

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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]

dc.contributor.authorMacintosh, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Deborah
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:55:19Z
dc.identifier.issn0952-8873
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/60058
dc.description.abstractIn 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 managed and the influence political factors have had on its administration. The case study reveals that the concerns about the politicisation of the NHL are well-founded and that changes ought to be made to ensure the regime fulfils its objectives. copy; The Author 2011. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.sourceJournal of Environmental Law
dc.subjectKeywords: best management practice; cultural heritage; heritage conservation; wilderness area; Australia; Tasmania Australian national heritage list; Heritage management; Heritage protection; Register of the National Estate; Tarkine
dc.titleBest Practice Heritage Protection: Australia's National Heritage Regime and the Tarkine
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume24
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor180111 - Environmental and Natural Resources Law
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4046278xPUB520
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMacintosh, Andrew, ANU College of Law, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWilkinson, Deborah, ANU College of Law, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage75
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage101
local.identifier.doi10.1093/jel/eqr030
local.identifier.absseo970118 - Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:31:19Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84857975452
local.identifier.thomsonID000301003700004
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