Over $485 million in Reef investments this year

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON DR STEVEN MILES MP, QUEENSLAND MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & HON JACKIE TRAD MP, QUEENSLAND DEPUTY PREMIER Investment by the Australian and Queensland Governments, industry and the community in the Great Barrier Reef exceeded more than $485 million in 2014/15 alone, according to the new Investment Baseline released today. Deputy…

$8 million for Great Barrier Reef monitoring and reporting programme

As part of our commitment to protect and improve the long-term health of the Great Barrier Reef, the Australian Government will invest $8 million to roll out the monitoring and reporting programme of the Reef 2050 Plan. Minister Hunt made the announcement today during his intervention at the World Heritage Committee in Bonn. The Reef…

New Intergovernmental Agreement gives Reef 2050 Plan strong legal status

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 Intergovernmental Agreement, established in 1979, to further strengthen our plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef. The Reef…

Transcript, Doorstop, Port Melbourne

E&OE…. Topics: Port Melbourne, Australia Post jobs, Boxing Day Test, Melbourne’s population growth MATTHEW GUY: Okay thanks very much for coming everyone. Greg Hunt and I are here to just make some comments around the government's proposed Port of Melbourne lease, and in particular what it means for having a 70-year private monopoly at the…

Transcript, Doorstop, Canberra

E&OE…. Topics: Green Army Round 3 Project Announcement GREG HUNT: Look, welcome everybody this morning to Red Hill. I particularly want to welcome Senator Zed Seselja but also the Green Army team. This is the ACT Connecting Communities Green Army team and especially to the Friends groups. To the Red Hill Park Care team that’s…