Cumberland Conservation Corridor plan delivers election commitment and 700 hectares of bushland rehabilitation and protection

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH FIONA SCOTT MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR LINDSAY & LOUISE MARKUS, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR MACQUARIE The Australian Government will restore or protect approximately 700 hectares of Cumberland Plains woodlands through future land covenants, land acquisition and activities under the Green Army and the 20 Million Trees Programme. This builds on the approximately…

Landcare grants open in Cape York

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON WARREN ENTSCH MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR LEICHARDT Land managers and community groups across Cape York are now able to apply for Australian Government grants for projects to help care for the region’s nationally significant wetlands and waterways. Traditional Owners, landholders and Landcare groups are invited to register an expression of…

Transcript, ABC 774 Melbourne, Interview with Rafael Epstein

E&OE….                       Topics: Emissions Reduction Fund first auction results RAFAEL EPSTEIN:           Greg Hunt is the Environment Minister, he’s also of course the Liberal Member for the seat of Flinders down on the peninsula. Minister, good afternoon. GREG HUNT:          G’day, how are you? RAFAEL EPSTEIN:           I’m good. Look, I suspect we need to get into a…

Transcript, Doorstop, Healesville

E&OE….                       Topics: Threatened Species Summit, Leadbeater’s Possum RACHEL LOWRY: Good morning everybody. I’d like to start this morning’s procedures by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land in which we meet, the people of the Kulin nation. Healesville Sanctuary is a culturally significant site and we have a rich Indigenous history and a rich…