Greg Hunt

Federal Member for Flinders | Minister for the Environment

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28 June, 2015 The Australian Government will revise its national marine debris plan to limit the damage that plastic and other waste products cause to Australia’s marine life. Marine debris – garbage washed from land or dumped by ships at sea and a... Read more
27 June, 2015 As part of our strong commitment to protecting the Great Barrier Reef, the Federal Government is appointing an Independent Expert Panel to provide scientific advice on Reef priorities and actions. The Panel will be chaired by Australia’s Ch... Read more
27 June, 2015 JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON DR STEVEN MILES MP, QUEENSLAND MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & HON JACKIE TRAD MP, QUEENSLAND DEPUTY PREMIER The Australian and Queensland Governments have made a significant update to the Great Barrier Reef Intergove... Read more
24 June, 2015 More than 150 new Green Army projects are set to hit the ground in every state and territory across the country as part of round three of the programme. The new round three projects bring the total number of projects ready to be delivered over th... Read more
23 June, 2015 JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON IAN MACFARLANE MP, MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY AND SCIENCE The Senate has passed a Renewable Energy Target (RET) that will result in more than 23.5% of Australia’s electricity being derived from renewable sources by 2020... Read more
20 June, 2015 The Government has significantly exceeded its first year target of 250 Green Army teams – with more than 300 projects already commenced or completed. Green Army projects are underway in every state and territory with young people working on... Read more
17 June, 2015 I am delighted to announce the Hyundai Motor Company Australia as the second Clean Air Champion – and welcome them onboard the Government’s important new environmental initiative. Clean Air Champions are a select group of representati... Read more
14 June, 2015 On behalf of the Commonwealth Government, I acknowledge the passing of Phillip Toyne AO. Phillip was a friend and a mentor, he was a true gentleman and he was both passionate and a highly effective exponent of deep practical conservation. Phi... Read more
12 June, 2015 JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON MATTHEW GROOM, TASMANIAN MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Today, the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot has secured a $525,000 lifeline from the federal government to help rebuild its numbers after the discovery of ... Read more
12 June, 2015 The Australian Government is pleased to announce that Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market will be assessed by the Australian Heritage Council for possible inclusion on the National Heritage List. “As a proud Victorian I am delighted to ... Read more
12 June, 2015 The Australian Government today announced the second independent review of its Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000. I am delighted to appoint Marsden Jacob Associates as the independent reviewer. Marsden Jacob will partner with Pacific Environment/To... Read more
12 June, 2015 I am delighted to launch the Federal Government’s Clean Air Champions Initiative at the 55th Melbourne Boat Show today. The Clean Air Champions initiative will support work towards establishing the National Clean Air Agreement by bringing i... Read more
10 June, 2015 The Australian Government is increasing the recycling target under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme to 50 per cent in 2015–16, to boost recycling and protect jobs. This will increase the recycling target by an estimated... Read more
10 June, 2015 JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON JACKIE TRAD MP, QUEENSLAND DEPUTY PREMIER & HON DR STEVEN MILES MP, QUEENSLAND MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Commonwealth and State Ministers met today in Brisbane for the 40th meeting of the Great Barrier Reef Minist... Read more
05 June, 2015 I am delighted to mark World Environment Day 2015 with a call for nominations for this year’s Environment Minister’s Award for a Cleaner Environment. This award aims to recognise outstanding contributions by Australians towards achiev... Read more
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