Streamlining environmental assessments to help boost Tasmanian economy

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON MATTHEW GROOM, TASMANIAN MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT The Tasmanian and Federal Governments have now created a One-Stop Shop for environmental assessments in Tasmania, with Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Tasmanian Environment Minister Matthew Groom signing a new assessment bilateral agreement. Reducing the regulatory burden on business by streamlining the…

A One-Stop Shop for environmental assessments in Victoria

A new assessment bilateral agreement that removes duplication and provides a single process for environmental assessments in Victoria has been signed by the Commonwealth and Victorian governments. Duplication of federal, state or territory and local planning processes adds complexity and cost to environmental approvals across the country. The agreement reduces the regulatory burden on business,…

Transcript, 2CC Canberra, Interview with Mark Parton

E&OE….                       Topics: Renewable Energy Target, PM’s Tenterfield speech MARK PARTON:    Indeed we’ve got the Environment Minister Greg Hunt on the line right now. G’day Greg. GREG HUNT:          And good morning Mark. MARK PARTON:    So why have we walked away from this 20% Renewable Energy Target? GREG HUNT:          Well you couldn’t be more wrong, with…

Transcript, 2GB Sydney, Interview with Steve Price

E&OE….                       Topics: Record drop in electricity prices, Renewable Energy Target STEVE PRICE:        The Environment Minister is on the road in Sydney tonight’s on the line. Greg Hunt, good evening to you. GREG HUNT:          And good evening Steve. STEVE PRICE:        Was that a bigger drop than you had predicted? Because during the election campaign when…

Transcript, 5AA Adelaide, Interview with Leon Byner

E&OE….                       Topics: Record electricity price drop, Renewable Energy Target LEON BYNER:        Let’s talk to Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt. Greg, good morning. GREG HUNT:          Good morning Leon. LEON BYNER:        This is a good news story except that you said that they were going to fall eight or nine. What happened to the other three…