Improving water quality in the Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s iconic and precious Great Barrier Reef and the surrounding tropical waters will benefit from 24 innovative research projects conducted by this Government’s Tropical Water Quality Hub. This scientific investment being launched today supports practical policy and programmes to improve the Great Barrier Reef under the Government’s $140 million Reef Trust. Hub scientists will develop…

A sixth Clean Air Champion

The Australian Government announced the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) as its sixth Clean Air Champion at the 22nd International Clean Air and Environment Conference in Melbourne today. Clean Air Champions are a select group of representatives from industry, community and academia which help to raise awareness and knowledge of the…

Report card shows continued progress in improving reef water quality

The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2014 released today shows landholders are continuing to help protect the Great Barrier Reef by reducing pollutant loads entering the reef, but accelerated change is needed to achieve the targets. Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt and Queensland Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Steven Miles released the…

$1.9m additional Australian funding for PNG to deepen ties on the Coral Triangle Initiative

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON JOHN PUNDARI MP, PNG MINISTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE The regional Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) was a key focus of discussions between Australian Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Greg Hunt, MP, and Papua New Guinea Minister for Environment and…

Papua New Guinea and Australia to co-operate on World Heritage Listing proposal for the Owen Stanley Ranges region and Kokoda Track

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON JOHN PUNDARI MP, PAPUA NEW GUINEA MINISTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE The Kokoda Initiative – an arrangement between the governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia to protect the Owen Stanley ranges region and the Kokoda Track – was the key focus of discussions between Ministers the…