New appointments to the Australian Heritage Council
Five distinguished Australians have been appointed to the Australian Heritage Council, including a new president, former Victorian Prime Minister Ted Baillieu AO.
Other appointees are Indigenous Heritage Expert Members Leah Cameron and Jamie Lowe, and Historical Heritage Experts, Professor Helen Lochhead and Professor Elizabeth Vines OAM.
Environment Minister Sussan Ley expressed her gratitude to the outgoing board members, including the current chairman, Dr David Kemp, who will be leaving after two terms.
“I would like to thank Dr Kemp for his invaluable commitment to heritage conservation, protection and celebration of Australia’s unique heritage,” said Minister Ley.
âI would also like to thank the cultural heritage experts, Dr Jane Harrington, Rachel Perkins and Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker, who also completed their second and final terms on the board.
âOver the past six years as Chairman, Dr. Kemp and the other board members have provided independent advice on a range of heritage sites of national significance.
âThey should be especially proud of having contributed to important grassroots work to promote Indigenous heritage as a key part of Australia’s national identity, which will see an increase in the Indigenous cultural heritage sites represented on the World’s List. national heritage.
âI look forward to continuing to work with the Australian Heritage Council to identify, protect and conserve our most important heritage sites,â said Minister Ley.
The Australian Heritage Council is the Australian Government’s principal advisor on heritage matters, evaluating nominations for the National Heritage List and the Commonwealth Heritage List.