Transcript, Doorstop, Melbourne

E&OE….                       Topics: Issues paper on ‘setting Australia’s post-2020 target for greenhouse gas emissions’, bank tax. MINISTER HUNT: On Monday, we released figures which show that Australia was on track to meet or beat our 2020 targets. We are reducing emissions without a carbon tax and we’ll achieve our international obligations. On Thursday, we released…

Safeguard paper released for consultation: government to achieve targets

The Australian Government is seeking public feedback on options for the planned Emissions Reduction Fund safeguard mechanism. The safeguard mechanism will ensure that abatement achieved under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) is not offset by rises in emissions elsewhere in the economy. Implementation of the crediting and purchasing components of the ERF are already underway,…

Transcript, 2CC Canberra, Interview with Mark Parton

E&OE….                       Topics: Newspoll, Leadership, Great Barrier Reef, Budget MARK PARTON:    Greg Hunt is the Federal Environment Minister and he’s probably been going over these Newspoll figures. I don’t know if he cares or he doesn’t. G’day Greg GREG HUNT:          Good morning. How are you? MARK PARTON:    Not bad. I said earlier that the pugilist…

Transcript, 3AW Melbourne, Interview with Tom Elliott

E&OE….                       Topics: Entitlements, Newspoll, Penalty Rates, Great Barrier Reef TOM ELLIOTT:      Right, joining us now, the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt. Mr Hunt, good afternoon. GREG HUNT:          And g’day Tom. TOM ELLIOTT:      Now, can I just ask you – I gave your leader, Tony Abbott, and the Treasurer a bit of a whack today…

Transcript, ABC Radio National Breakfast, Interview with Fran Kelly

E&OE….                       Topics: Renewable Energy Target, Great Barrier Reef Long-Term Sustainability Plan FRAN KELLY:        First though the Abbott Government has stepped up its campaign to save the Great Barrier Reef from being placed on the United Nations in-danger list. It’s pledged another $100 million to improve water quality, in what the PM has described as…