Greg Hunt

Federal Member for Flinders | Minister for the Environment

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29 April, 2016 The Turnbull Government is providing up to $3 million early-stage funding support towards an ambitious project that may result in an innovative renewable biofuel production facility being built at Pentland in North Queensland. The funding, through... Read more
29 April, 2016 A new national recycling scheme for architectural and decorative paints will improve human health and benefit the environment. The Australian Government has actively worked to support the paint industry in its efforts to address the challenge of... Read more
29 April, 2016 Energy storage in Australian homes and businesses will play an increasingly important role as we continue the transition to a low emissions future. That is why the Turnbull Coalition Government welcomes the release of new battery storage guideli... Read more
27 April, 2016 A new era of Antarctic engagement was announced today by the Turnbull Government, with the launch of the Australian Antarctic Strategy and 20 Year Action Plan. The Turnbull Government is providing $255 million in funding over the next ten years to... Read more
27 April, 2016 Bill Shorten has announced a massive new electricity tax – but he didn’t have the courage or the honesty to tell Australian families how much it will cost them. Mark Butler and Bill Shorten are kidding themselves. Australians are too s... Read more
26 April, 2016 The Turnbull Government is investing an extra $50 million in new projects to improve the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef, bringing new investment to a total of $61 million over the last 4 days. Minister for the Environment, Greg Hu... Read more
26 April, 2016 I welcome the funding announcement of $48.2 million from the Victorian Government for an upgrade to the Phillip Island Nature Park. The Penguin Parade is one of Victoria’s most loved tourist attractions and provides a significant economic be... Read more
25 April, 2016 The Australian Government is providing up to $2.9 million of funding to support the $5.8 million project by Victorian company RayGen. RayGen’s technology relies on low-cost mirrors to track and reflect the sun onto an ultra-efficient solar P... Read more
21 April, 2016 The Turnbull Government is funding a project to train ‘toad-smart’ quolls which will be highly beneficial in re-establishing a population of quolls in southern Kakadu and helping the species recover. Ten ‘toad-smart’ quolls... Read more
21 April, 2016 As part of Australian Heritage Week, I am delighted to announce that the Royal Australian Mint will be added to the Commonwealth Heritage List. The Royal Australian Mint is Australia’s sole producer of circulating currency and being added to... Read more
Free Trade Agreement seminar supports business growth
19 April, 2016 Local businesses were invited to find out more about Australia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with China, Japan and Korea at a seminar in Rosebud on Thursday. The seminar was hosted by Austrade, in conjunction with Flinders MP Greg Hunt, to assist local businesses in expanding into interna... Read more
Abacus Learning Centre thrives in new purpose-built facility
18 April, 2016 It was terrific to officially open the new building for Abacus Learning Centre in Hastings last Thursday (14 April). I would like to congratulate all the parents and staff on their hard work in turning this dream into a reality. This would not have been possible without the support of West... Read more
18 April, 2016 I’m delighted that we have been able to bring together a three-way agreement between Melbourne University, the Commonwealth and the Victorian Government, unlocking $2.1 million in Federal funding to establish a marine research centre in the her... Read more
14 April, 2016 It was terrific to be in Mount Martha today to see crumb rubber asphalt being sprayed onto a road surface under the supervision of Tyre Stewardship Australia. Managing what we do with tyres that have reached the end of their useable life is an e... Read more
13 April, 2016 The Government is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to the board of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). The new board members have the necessary experience and skills to guide ARENA in its role of improving the com... Read more
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