2020 target set for more threatened species

Sixteen more threatened bird and mammal species will start on the road to recovery after the Australian Government today committed to improving their trajectories by 2020. The mahogany glider, eastern quoll, western ringtail possum, woylie, black-footed rock-wallaby, Gilbert’s potoroo, northern hopping-mouse and Christmas Island flying-fox will join the list of 20 mammal species prioritised for…

Doorstop Melbourne

E&OE…. Topics: Burke and Wills site heritage listing, Tony Abbott, Queensland Nickel, Werribee South irrigation system GREG HUNT: The story of Burke and Wills is one of the great Australian stories. It's about grand vision, grand execution, fatal miscalculations, tragedy, the generosity of the Yandruwandha, the survival of John King – and it's a great…

Remarks Melbourne

E&OE…. Topics: Burke and Wills site heritage listing GREG HUNT: Thank you to the Royal Society for hosting today. We moved from Royal Park to the Royal Society, and I actually think we've ended up in the best possible place. I want to acknowledge basically everybody in the room in their own way – from…

Remarks Nyngan

E&OE…. Topics: Nyngan solar farm, large-scale solar investment, Paris climate summit GREG HUNT: Thank you for welcoming us. It's always an enormous honour to be introduced and to be welcomed by Traditional Owners and the history and the feeling of an area like this is such a great sign of Australia's health at its best.…

Doorstop – Sydney

Doorstop – Sydney E&OE…. Topics: Returning Malabar Headland to the people of New South Wales GREG HUNT: I am delighted to be here with Mark Speakman, the New South Wales Environment and Heritage Minister. We said that we would transfer the coastal portion of Malabar Headland – and to be here with Bruce Notley-Smith, the…