Transcript, Radio National Drive, Interview with Patricia Karvelas

E&OE….                       Topics: Renewable Energy Target, Iron Ore inquiry, Federal Budget PATRICIA KARVELAS:   A deal on the long awaited agreement on the Renewable Energy Target has finally been struck. The Coalition and Labor have agreed to a target of 33,000 gigawatt hours of electricity to come from renewable sources by 2020. Legislation could be tabled…

Hunt signs Great Barrier Reef permanent and historic dredge disposal ban

Regulations to implement the Coalition’s historic ban on the disposal of capital dredge material in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park have been signed off by the Government. I have formally approved an amendment to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations to put an end to this century-old practice once and for all. This…

Transcript, 2CC Canberra, Interview with Mark Parton

E&OE….                       Topics: Childcare reforms, multinational tax avoidance, Green Army MARK PARTON:    Greg Hunt’s the Federal Environment Minister, he’s sitting on the phone saying ‘Oh God don’t talk to me about Paid Parental Leave’. G’day Greg. GREG HUNT:          Good morning Mark. I’m happy to discuss anything. MARK PARTON:    You do live and learn don’t you?…

Reef Trust boost for Great Barrier Reef protection

New projects worth more than $15 million will strengthen protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef under Phase II of the Federal Government’s Reef Trust. Projects include remediating gullies in grazing landscapes to control erosion, a competitive tender to reduce fertiliser run-off from sugar cane farms in the Burdekin region and a further $7…

Transcript, Press Conference, Brisbane

E&OE….                       Topics: Reef Trust Phase II Projects, Renewable Energy Target GREG HUNT:          Good morning. I’m delighted to be here with Col McKenzie from the Australian Marine Park Tourism Operators, or AMPTO, with Matt Kealley from Canegrowers, and we’re here to announce the second phase of the Reef Trust investments. The first phase delivered $15…

Roundtable Consultations Post-2020 Target Begin

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON JULIE BISHOP MP, MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS The Australian Government is continuing the conversation on the setting of Australia’s next greenhouse gas emissions reduction target, with a series of roundtable meetings starting in Sydney today. Ministers Bishop and Hunt will host the first of four stakeholder meetings as part of…

Landcare grants start to flow across West Gippsland

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON DARREN CHESTER MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR GIPPSLAND, & MR RUSSELL BROADBENT MP, MEMBER FOR MCMILLAN The Australian Government is strengthening its commitment to protect West Gippsland’s natural environment with the announcement of $324,000 in funding for on-ground activities in the region under the National Landcare Programme. The funding will go…