$1 million to restore Bondi Pavilion

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON MALCOLM TURNBULL MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WENTWORTH, MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS The historic Bondi Pavilion on Bondi Beach will receive $1 million under the Australian Government's Protecting National Historic Sites programme. Environment Minister, Greg Hunt and Communications Minister and Local MP, Malcolm Turnbull congratulated Waverley Council, who will use the $1…

$6.69 million funding announced for the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON BRUCE SCOTT MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR MARANOA The Australian Government is strengthening its commitment to protecting the natural environment of Queensland’s Murray-Darling Basin with funding of $6.69 million over the next three years under the National Landcare Programme. The funding is managed locally by the Queensland Murray-Darling Committee – one…

Green Army makes a difference in Mount Eliza

The team of young Australians working to improve the natural environment of Mount Eliza’s Linear Reserves were today acknowledged for their hard work as they officially graduated from Green Army. The team has spent 26 weeks carrying out extensive weed control, contributing to fuel reduction and improving the biodiversity of indigenous species. Environment Minister Greg Hunt said…

Community grants to tell the stories of places that shaped our nation

Today I am pleased to announce 30 successful applicants who will receive funding under the Australian Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants Programme. Historical societies, Indigenous groups, National Trusts, and 'Friends-of' groups will receive grants of up to $10,000 for projects to promote community participation and raise awareness of places listed on Australia’s National Heritage…

Transcript, ABC936 Hobart, Interview with Leon Compton

E&OE….                       Topics: Renewable Energy Target, Geelong Star fishing vessel LEON COMPTON: Greg Hunt is the Federal Environment Minister. He joins us this morning. Minister, good morning to you. GREG HUNT:          Good morning Leon. LEON COMPTON: As you might imagine, that part of the RET discussion is attracting a lot of attention in Tasmania. Do…

Transcript, Radio National Drive, Interview with Patricia Karvelas

E&OE….                       Topics: Renewable Energy Target, Iron Ore inquiry, Federal Budget PATRICIA KARVELAS:   A deal on the long awaited agreement on the Renewable Energy Target has finally been struck. The Coalition and Labor have agreed to a target of 33,000 gigawatt hours of electricity to come from renewable sources by 2020. Legislation could be tabled…

Transcript, 2GB Sydney, Interview with Ross Greenwood

E&OE….                       Topics: Renewable Energy Target ROSS GREENWOOD:        Another story that’s out today and I think it’s worth following and that is the Coalition and the Labor Party, everyone says that they can’t agree on anything. Well, today they agreed to a revised Renewable Energy Target but this has taken two years of negotiations and…