Government moves to save Victoria’s iconic Leadbeater’s possum

After carefully considering advice from the independent Threatened Species Scientific Committee and submissions from experts, interested organisations and the wider community, I have decided to list the Leadbeater’s possum as a ‘critically endangered’ species. The Threatened Species Scientific Committee’s recommendation was clear and unequivocal regarding the need to transfer the species from endangered to critically…

Transcript, Sky News, Interview with Tom Connell

E&OE….                       Topics: Climate change, Emissions Reduction Fund, post-2020 targets TOM CONNELL: Greg Hunt, thank you for your time. GREG HUNT: Pleasure. TOM CONNELL:    Now, there were reports on Monday, and I spoke about them on the program, that Australia’s been given a please explain of sorts from various countries about the ongoing process when…

Transcript, Doorstop, Melbourne

E&OE….                       Topics: Issues paper on ‘setting Australia’s post-2020 target for greenhouse gas emissions’, bank tax. MINISTER HUNT: On Monday, we released figures which show that Australia was on track to meet or beat our 2020 targets. We are reducing emissions without a carbon tax and we’ll achieve our international obligations. On Thursday, we released…

Safeguard paper released for consultation: government to achieve targets

The Australian Government is seeking public feedback on options for the planned Emissions Reduction Fund safeguard mechanism. The safeguard mechanism will ensure that abatement achieved under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) is not offset by rises in emissions elsewhere in the economy. Implementation of the crediting and purchasing components of the ERF are already underway,…