$6.69 million funding announced for the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON BRUCE SCOTT MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR MARANOA The Australian Government is strengthening its commitment to protecting the natural environment of Queensland’s Murray-Darling Basin with funding of $6.69 million over the next three years under the National Landcare Programme. The funding is managed locally by the Queensland Murray-Darling Committee – one…

Transcript, ABC936 Hobart, Interview with Leon Compton

E&OE….                       Topics: Renewable Energy Target, Geelong Star fishing vessel LEON COMPTON: Greg Hunt is the Federal Environment Minister. He joins us this morning. Minister, good morning to you. GREG HUNT:          Good morning Leon. LEON COMPTON: As you might imagine, that part of the RET discussion is attracting a lot of attention in Tasmania. Do…

Community grants to tell the stories of places that shaped our nation

Today I am pleased to announce 30 successful applicants who will receive funding under the Australian Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants Programme. Historical societies, Indigenous groups, National Trusts, and 'Friends-of' groups will receive grants of up to $10,000 for projects to promote community participation and raise awareness of places listed on Australia’s National Heritage…

Transcript, ABC774 Melbourne, Interview with Rafael Epstein

E&OE….                       Topics: Renewable Energy Target, Federal Budget RAFAEL EPSTEIN:           Greg Hunt is the Environment Minister in Tony Abbott’s Federal Government. Minister thanks for coming in. GREG HUNT:          Oh it’s a pleasure and good to see you. RAFAEL EPSTEIN:           What made the deal? How come now? GREG HUNT:          Look, I think it is all about…

Transcript, 2GB Sydney, Interview with Ross Greenwood

E&OE….                       Topics: Renewable Energy Target ROSS GREENWOOD:        Another story that’s out today and I think it’s worth following and that is the Coalition and the Labor Party, everyone says that they can’t agree on anything. Well, today they agreed to a revised Renewable Energy Target but this has taken two years of negotiations and…