Transcript, ABC Radio Far North Queensland, Interview with Kier Shorey

E&OE….                       Topics: Increased turtle and dugong protection, Great Barrier Reef KIER SHOREY:      The Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, joins us now to explain. Good morning, Mr Hunt. GREG HUNT:          Good morning. KIER SHOREY:      How much of a difference do you think a tougher penalty, such as this one, will make? GREG HUNT:          Look, I…

Schools recognised for environmental action to protect the Great Barrier Reef

The Australian Government is recognising Reef Guardian Schools across Queensland for positive, on-ground environmental actions in their schools and communities to help protect the Great Barrier Reef. Each year five schools receive $1000 from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, rewarding their environmental projects over the past year. Ten Reef Guardian Schools also receive…

Transcript, Remarks, Queanbeyan River, NSW

E&OE….                       Topics: Call for applications under Round 3 of the Green Army Programme GREG HUNT:          To Mayor Tim Overall, to Mark from Campbell Page, to Phil Harrison from Conservation Volunteers, to our representatives from Skillset, in particular to Peter Hendy, who’s the local member here in Queanbeyan – the Member for Eden-Monaro, Bob Baldwin,…

Transcript, ABC Radio National PM Programme, Interview with Bridget Brennan

E&OE….                       Topics: Turtle and dugong protection, threatened species protection BRIDGET BRENNAN:      Illegal poachers killing dugongs and turtles in Far North Queensland are about to face tougher penalties. New laws passed in the Senate today to increase the hunting fines to up to a million dollars in Commonwealth Marine Areas. The Environment Minister is Greg…

Our commitment to greater protection for turtles and dugong passes parliament

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH WARREN ENTSCH MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR LEICHARDT Turtles and dugong have stronger protection from today after the Parliament passed new laws tripling penalties for killing or injuring these threatened species. “The amendments are in response to concerns about ongoing illegal poaching and trading of turtles and dugong and are part of…