How quickly times change!. Only two QAR issues ago I spent the editorial page outlining the pros and cons of the then new piece of archaeologically protective legislation - The Cultural Record (Landscapes Queensland and Queensland Estate) Bill. However, with the sweeping into power of the Goss Labor government in the 1989 Queensland state election, it would appear that this new broom will sweep away this piece of legislation within the next year or so. The new cabinet Minister, Mr. Pat Comben, is in charge of the Environment and Heritage portfolio and appears to represent a new breed. He is on record as being committed to heritage matters at large, has already announced plans for new heritage legislation and has drawn up a list of historic buildings which may not be demolished by midnight bulldozers, chains and balls etc. without severe financial penalties. In sum this seems a heady and refreshing start in comparison to his predecessors in the National Party camp. We now live in the hope that the trend continues.
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