She answers our questions following a ritual burning of the Heritage Act by campaigners protesting the imminent destruction of the old Anzac Hill High. Chief Minister Michael Gunner has ignored those put to him about his government's intentions for the site. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Pictured is the Coles mural whose heritage value Minister Moss feels is sufficiently protected by documentation.
Minster Lauren Moss has the legal power to overrule the Heritage Council (and she did), but does she have the moral right? This is one of the questions asked in a lively debate in the Alice Springs News Online that fell on deaf ears. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Coop's Shot Tower in Melbourne – an example of how other jurisdictions celebrate their heritage.
"It would be an unreasonable imposition on the owner of the building on which the ‘Coles Mural’ is painted to have it permanently protected by the Heritage Act," says Lauren Moss (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
UPDATE Nov 4, 12:50pm: The Heritage Council recommended the listing. See statement from chairman Wayne "Krafty" Kraft in the comment box below the report.