Greg Hunt

Federal Member for Flinders | Minister for the Environment

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30 July, 2015 I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Nick Gales as the next Director of the Australian Antarctic Division. Dr Gales is currently the Australian Antarctic Division’s Chief Scientist and the Department of the Environment's Chief S... Read more
29 July, 2015 JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON BRUCE BILLSON MP, MINISTER FOR SMALL BUSINESS Around $100 million of carbon tax charges will be returned to local councils and be used to help reduce Australia's emissions, as part of a new plan announced today. Labo... Read more
27 July, 2015 Parents caring for children with autism or a disability are encouraged to attend a Community Meeting at Abacus Learning Centre on Tuesday, July 28. The meeting will take place during the Hastings leg of my 500km Walk for Autism. Parents caring... Read more
26 July, 2015 Today on National Tree Day, I’m pleased to invite community groups, organisations and individuals around the country to start their own tree planting projects by applying for grants under Round Two of the 20 Million Trees Programme. The 20 ... Read more
26 July, 2015 In an extraordinary interview today on The Bolt Report, Labor frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon confirmed that Bill Shorten and the Labor Party would be introducing a carbon tax 2.0. It was with great hubris that Bill Shorten told the ALP conference o... Read more
25 July, 2015 Bill Shorten and the Labor Party have today confirmed their plans for the world’s highest carbon tax, as a part of the resolutions passed at the ALP Conference. If elected, Labor will re-introduce a carbon tax which will result in a huge el... Read more
24 July, 2015 Tens of thousands of school children around Australia are today celebrating Schools Tree Day – which together with National Tree Day on Sunday brings communities together in a nationwide event to support and care for our environment. School... Read more
24 July, 2015 Is there an environmental or conservation project in your region that would benefit from practical, on-ground support? Are you aged between 17 and 24 and interested in gaining practical training and experience while being paid to work in your loc... Read more
24 July, 2015 Today Bill Shorten committed to force higher electricity and gas prices on Australian families and put jobs at risk. It's back to the future for Labor. It's Julia Gillard's carbon tax all over again. The choice at the next election could not ... Read more
22 July, 2015 Today we see Bill Shorten trying to create a massive distraction from last week’s massive shadow Cabinet leak about his massive secret plan for a massive carbon tax. What we see today is a failed leader desperately trying to divert attentio... Read more
20 July, 2015 Today I officially set off on my 500km walk around the electorate to increase awareness about autism and raise funds for Abacus Learning Centre in Hastings and Amaze (Autism Victoria). We braved the chilly conditions at Arthurs Seat this morning t... Read more
18 July, 2015 JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH SENATOR JOANNA LINDGREN, SENATOR FOR QUEENSLAND Today at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park we joined with more than 100 people, men, women and children of all ages, to commemorate one of the most defining moments for all Austra... Read more
17 July, 2015 All states and territories have joined with the Commonwealth in reaching agreement on several high profile environmental issues. At a meeting of state and territory environment ministers I chaired this week, crucial progress was made towards fina... Read more
16 July, 2015 The Australian Government has set new major new targets to tackle feral cats, protect and recover threatened mammals, birds and plants, and improve recovery practices under the nation’s first Threatened Species Strategy. I am proud to launc... Read more
15 July, 2015 Today we’ve learnt that Bill Shorten is, in every respect, a carbon copy of Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. But Bill Shorten not only wants to bring back the carbon tax – he wants a carbon tax on households and a carbon tax on electrici... Read more
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