Response to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage’s Media Release concerning The Australia Institute Report, Playing Politics with the Federal Heritage Regime

by Deb Wilkinson and Andrew Macintosh

This piece raises questions around the handling of the funding for the Don Bradman Heritage Trail and the Australian Cricket Captains’ Walk projects. Firstly despite no application for funding being lodged by either of these projects both received funding. There has been no reason supplied as to why the Minister of the Environment has changed his opinion on funding several months after the deadline for funding applications had closed.

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