2019 Election Commitment Heritage QLD

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Dear Federal Candidate,

We are following up on a response to our Federal Election Priorities for Heritage: A Statement from the National Trusts of Australia that we forwarded to you recently.
This document outlines the heritage issues we are advocating for in the 2019 Federal election. They clearly set out our position and we are asking for a response from all political parties and candidates.
We will be communicating all the responses and non-responses that we receive to our 80,000+ members across Queensland and Australia in the week prior to the Federal Election.

The National Trusts of Australia comprise eight community-based, non-government, not-for-profit organisations.

We are a member-based, not-for-profit charity that represents the interests of more than 80,000 members across Australia.

Australia’s heritage matters—it creates a unique identity, a sense of place and a strong reminder of our proud history. The National Trust is Australia’s longest standing and most respected voice on heritage protection and 
conservation.

We have been advocating for the protection, conservation and celebration of Australia’s built, environmental and cultural heritage on behalf of our members for more than 70 years.

We look forward to receiving your response.

Yours faithfully,

Jane  Alexander

Jane Alexander (M.ICOMOS)
Manager - Heritage Advocacy

National Trust of Australia (Queensland)
P:+61 (7) 3223 6666 M: ----------
19/25 Mary Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
E: [email protected] W: www.nationaltrust.org.au/qld/

To protect, conserve and celebrate Queensland’s environmental, built and cultural heritage

Response

Thank you Jane for reaching out to us. While I can't promise on behalf of our party to enact your entire platform if elected, I believe there are a number of points of overlap.

Personally I have been involved in the local Brisbane campaign for restoring the Broadway hotel. I have friends who remember when it was still in use, and the building itself is beautiful. I also believe in the importance of tourism as a socially and ecologically sustainable industry which could be the future for Queensland. I also support funding for the arts as a method of developing a vibrant social life, and the development of a strengthened civil society with feedback on governmental processes.

In our platform we call for the increase of national parkland to cover 15% of Australia's landmass. We also have a number of measures to expand and improve library facilities, while making their content more accessible to all Australians.

While my interest and focus would be on what's best for Queenslanders, our and your policies could work in concert to improving access to cherishing and gaining value from all of Australia's environmental and cultural heritage.

Miles Whiticker, senate candidate for Queensland

--Miles w (talk) 17:47, 20 May 2019 (AEST)