AusHeritage member SHP (Sue Hodges Productions Pty Ltd) has been working on a number of projects in Malaysia since 2012. This followed a successful visit to SHP’s Melbourne offices in 2011 by Agnes James of Think City, the investment arm of the Malaysian Federal Government. This meeting was at the initiative of AusHeritage and has since led to a number of high-profile jobs in Malaysia and India.
A delegation of AusHeritage members will be participating in Australia Business Week in India (ABWI) from the 12 to 15 January, 2015. The Hon. Mr Andrew Robb AO MP, Minister for Trade and Investment is expected to lead the Australian Government trade and investment mission.
Roger Beeston, deputy chair of AusHeritage, recently attended a workshop at Jadavpur University for the restoration of the 230-year-old Writers’ Buildings, the permanent seat of the West Bengal government in India.
On August 4, Southeast Asian Art and Culture was launched in the ACT Legislative Assembly Building in Canberra. The event was attended by representatives from the ten ASEAN diplomatic missions in Canberra as well as from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the ACT Government and AusHeritage Ltd. Various Canberra based diplomats, scholars and people with connections to ASEAN were at the opening.
Under new legislation, about 16,000 Indian companies will be required to contribute 2 per cent of net profit to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities which includes cultural and heritage conservation
AusHeritage is a network of Australian cultural heritage management organisations, established by the Australian Government in 1996. The network aims to facilitate the engagement of practitioners and organisations for the Australian heritage industry in the overseas arena.