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Australian Government's Productivity Commission's Inquiry Report 2006 - Conservation of Australia's Historic Heritage Places
On the 6th April 2006 the Productivity Commission Inquiry Report 2006 - Conservation of Australia's Historic Heritage Places was presented to the current Parliament House Treasurer at that time - Peter Costello. The Government considered the Commission's recommendations - but not much has changed since then, and the most important solutions of providing adequate financial aid and/or using digital technology in place of formal heritage listing has gone unheard
Click here to download the Producitivity Commission's Full Inquiry Report 2006 - Conservation of Australia's Historic Heritage Places
* It is time that the Government adequately implements the findings of this report, and provides adequate discipline to councils so they are financially accountable for their decision to heritage list a property.

* It is time that Australians stand up for fairness for private property owners in the heritage system.

* It is time that more people in the Government realise what the Tasmanian Government realised in 2006 - namely that:
  
'Unless owners are well-informed, educated and supported, through both practical and financial assistance,
it is likely that the risk of damage to, or loss of, heritage will continue, as [heritage] listing alone does very
little to protect or conserve heritage' (Productivity Commission 2006, page 221).

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