2020 target set for more threatened species

Sixteen more threatened bird and mammal species will start on the road to recovery after the Australian Government today committed to improving their trajectories by 2020. The mahogany glider, eastern quoll, western ringtail possum, woylie, black-footed rock-wallaby, Gilbert’s potoroo, northern hopping-mouse and Christmas Island flying-fox will join the list of 20 mammal species prioritised for…

More than 500 projects to protect Australia’s threatened species

The number of funded projects benefitting threatened species has just passed the 500 mark, as the Australian Government dramatically scales up efforts to save our native animals and plants. Since mid-2014, the Australian Government has appointed the nation’s first Threatened Species Commissioner, released Australia’s first Threatened Species Strategy, set truly ambitious new targets for feral…

Burke and Wills expedition sites included on the National Heritage List

The extraordinary story of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition – and the crucial role of the Yandruwandha Aboriginal people who tried to help them – has been formally recognised as a defining moment in Australia’s history. The Australian Government today inscribed the Burke, Wills, King and Yandruwandha National Heritage place on the National Heritage…

Remarks Nyngan

E&OE…. Topics: Nyngan solar farm, large-scale solar investment, Paris climate summit GREG HUNT: Thank you for welcoming us. It's always an enormous honour to be introduced and to be welcomed by Traditional Owners and the history and the feeling of an area like this is such a great sign of Australia's health at its best.…

Largest solar farms in Southern Hemisphere powering 50,000 Australian homes

The Government’s investment in renewable energy innovation today culminated in the official opening of the nation’s two largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Nyngan and Broken Hill. “The 102 MW Nyngan and 53 MW Broken Hill solar plants have more than doubled Australia’s large-scale solar capacity and can generate enough electricity to power 50,000 average…

Doorstop – Sydney

Doorstop – Sydney E&OE…. Topics: Returning Malabar Headland to the people of New South Wales GREG HUNT: I am delighted to be here with Mark Speakman, the New South Wales Environment and Heritage Minister. We said that we would transfer the coastal portion of Malabar Headland – and to be here with Bruce Notley-Smith, the…