Celebrating 30 years of ozone action

The International Day for Protection of the Ozone Layer is a timely reminder of what can be achieved when industry, governments and communities work together for the common good. On this day 30 years ago the Vienna Convention – the parent convention of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer – was…

Transcript, Doorstop, Parliament House

E&OE…. Topics: Environment portfolio, water reform, Prime Minister Turnbull, Direct Action JOURNALIST:Were you consulted by this decision by Malcolm Turnbull to give Water to Agriculture? GREG HUNT:Yes, actually. I had extended discussions with Malcolm. We've just had the two greatest years of water reform in Australia's history. My job – which I didn't seek because…

Transcript, Press Conference, Parliament House

E&OE…. Topics: Murray-Darling Basin reforms, investment in irrigation infrastructure, One-Stop Shop reforms, EPBC Act, National Party Conference, Prime Minister, climate change GREG HUNT: Good morning. A decade ago, the Murray-Darling Basin and the Murray River were on a path to unsustainability. Australia's greatest river system and one of the world's great river systems was oversubscribed…

Successful newspaper and magazine recycling scheme extended

The Australian Government is delighted to announce the extension of the long standing industry-led product stewardship scheme for the recycling of newspaper and magazines. The National Environmental Sustainability Agreement for Newspapers and Magazines will be extended for another five years to 2020. The agreement is one of Australia’s most successful product stewardship recycling schemes. Product…