$10 million to support Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Values

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON MATTHEW GROOM MP, TASMANIAN MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT The Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments are delivering improved outcomes for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area with $10.2 million for the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and rehabilitation of the World Heritage values of the property. The funding will be provided by the…

$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…