Greg Hunt

Federal Member for Flinders | Minister for the Environment

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National Landcare grants improve the natural environment  across Port Phillip and Western Port
17 December, 2016 Red Hill and the surrounding area is one of many sites that will be rehabilitated by local Landcare groups with the assistance of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. Red Hill South Landcare will be involved in weed removal to improve the habitat of the Powerful Owl and ... Read more
12 February, 2016 Green roofs, green walls and pop-up parks – and tools to help cities set urban greening targets – will be the focus of the new Clean Air and Urban Landscapes hub under the National Environmental Science Programme. Launched today at the... Read more
10 February, 2016 The Turnbull Government welcomes news that AGL Energy Limited has joined the Australian Government in investing in San Francisco-based solar company Sunverge Energy’s world-leading battery storage technology. AGL’s USD $20 million inve... Read more
09 February, 2016 The Australian Government’s better cities commitment is being given a boost with a new $250 million program which will help provide affordable energy efficient housing to low income earners. The new program will help drive the construction ... Read more
08 February, 2016 Businesses can now seek support from the Australian Government for projects to keep greenhouse-gas producing organic waste out of landfill. A method to benefit organisations that deal with food or garden waste is now available under the Government... Read more
05 February, 2016 Today the Government announces its final update about its response to the Report of the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program. The Program ran from 2009 to 2010. It resulted in the tragic loss of four young men, damage to many existing... Read more
05 February, 2016 The sixth management plan for one of Australia’s greatest natural and cultural attractions – Kakadu National Park – is now in effect. The new management plan outlines the strategy for protecting and promoting this World Heritage... Read more
04 February, 2016 Men’s Sheds on the Mornington Peninsula have been given a boost with $9,000 going to two local groups to continue their good work. Seawinds Men’s Shed at Rosebud West has received $7,000 for the installation of the electrical work to... Read more
01 February, 2016 The unique national park on Christmas Island – home of the famous red crabs – has the potential to become an ecotourism treasure, adding to the growing market for nature based tourism in Australia. Environment Minister Greg Hunt and ... Read more
31 January, 2016 The Turnbull Government is helping community groups in South Australia to do their bit for the environment at the same time as reducing their electricity bills. Seventeen community groups in the cities of Playford and Salisbury are to share $300... Read more
29 January, 2016 A new round of funding for owners and managers of historic places on Australia’s National Heritage List is now open. The Australian Government’s Protecting National Historic Sites program helps ensure Australia’s nationally signi... Read more
27 January, 2016 Over $1 million is now on offer for local groups in the Dandenong Ranges to tackle weeds, pests and reduce bushfire risks, and an extra $200,000 has been provided for research on biological controls to reduce wandering trad. Minister for the Envi... Read more
25 January, 2016 Flinders MP Greg Hunt recently met with community members who have completed a valuable Work for the Dole program in Crib Point. The group worked closely with the Crib Point Community House and local artist Mari Lara-Laghou to design a mural dep... Read more
22 January, 2016 E&OE…. Topics: Burke and Wills site heritage listing GREG HUNT: Thank you to the Royal Society for hosting today. We moved from Royal Park to the Royal Society, and I actually think we've ended up in the best possible place. I w... Read more
22 January, 2016 E&OE…. Topics: Threatened Species Strategy, feral cat eradication GREG HUNT: This just brings together three things. One is, it's the overall conservation movement of Australia and Zoos Victoria (inaudible) work we’re doing no... Read more
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