Government welcomes additional assistance for Aspitech

The Federal Government welcomes the announcement that South Australian support organisation, Minda, will provide additional assistance to Aspitech. Aspitech is an Australian Disability Enterprise that employs 140 workers. The organisation provides e-waste recycling services as part of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. Last month Aspitech faced closure but the Federal Government stepped in…

Transcript, Network Ten, The Project

E&OE….                       Topics: IPCC report, Emissions Reduction Fund ROVE MCMANUS: To help us answer that question we’re speaking with Environment Minister Greg Hunt. Minister, according to this report coal doesn’t have much of a place in the future, so what does that mean for Australia? Are we in trouble? GREG HUNT: Look, as a Dad…

Transcript, Doorstop, Treasury Gardens, Melbourne

E&OE….                       Topics: IPCC Report, Emissions Reduction Fund GREG HUNT:          I welcome the latest report from the IPCC. I think it’s an important contribution to the information in this space. We not only take this seriously, we have just invested over $2.5 billion in cleaning up our environment and in reducing emissions. By contrast, Labor…

Transcript, 2CC Canberra, Interview with Mark Parton

E&OE….                       Topics: IPCC Report, Emissions Reduction Fund, polls MARK PARTON:    We’ve got the Environment Minister on the line right now. Hello Greg. GREG HUNT:          And good morning Mark. MARK PARTON:    Was he delivering those words to you? GREG HUNT:          Well not to my knowledge. But I think it’s a message in particular for me…

Transcript, Sky News Australian Agenda, Interview with Paul Kelly and Peter van Onselen

E&OE….                       Topics: Carbon Farming Initiative, Renewable Energy Target. PETER VAN ONSELEN: To discuss this issue, the big issue of the week, we are joined live out of Melbourne by Greg Hunt, the Environment Minister, thanks very much for being there. GREG HUNT: Pleasure Peter, and good morning Paul. PETER VAN ONSELEN: Can I ask…

Animator receives Antarctic Arts Fellowship

Australian animator and producer Jilli Rose is the 2014 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellow. Each year, the Australian Government awards an Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship to enable those with a non-science focus to experience Antarctica first-hand so they can communicate this unique experience and understanding to other Australians. The recipient of this year’s Fellowship, Jilli Rose,…