Media Statement

Today I visited the Liverpool Plains to meet with local farmers to hear their views about the proposed Watermark project. I am aware of the high level of community concern regarding this project. I have requested additional advice from the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development (IESC) in…

Transcript, Sky News PM Agenda, Interview with David Speers

E&OE….                       Topics: Microbeads and microplastics, Meeting of Environment Ministers, National Clean Air Agreement, Renewable Energy Target, Emissions Reduction Fund DAVID SPEERS:     Greg Hunt, thank you for your time this afternoon. Can I ask you, what – here in Australia – what microbeads are actually being used, and how much of a problem do you…

Transcript, 3AW Melbourne, Interview with Tom Elliott

E&OE….                       Topics: Liberal Party, reducing plastic packaging waste TOM ELLIOTT:      Greg Hunt, good afternoon. GREG HUNT:          And good afternoon Tom. TOM ELLIOTT:      Now first, The Age is reporting today that seven Cabinet Ministers have withdrawn their support for Tony Abbott. Are you one of them? GREG HUNT:          No. And frankly I think the story…

Transcript, 2CC Canberra, Interview with Mark Parton

E&OE….                       Topics: Green Army, Human Rights Commissioner MARK PARTON:    Greg Hunt is the Federal Environment Minister. There’s a number of things that we wanted to catch up about this morning and he’s on the line right now. G’day Greg. GREG HUNT:          And good morning Mark. MARK PARTON:    The first thing I wanted to ask…

50th anniversary of a defining moment for Australian Indigenous civil rights

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH SENATOR HON NIGEL SCULLION, MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS Fifty years ago today, the Indigenous civil rights protests at the Moree Baths and Swimming Pool forever changed and influenced Australia’s Indigenous civil rights movement and the future of Aboriginal Australians. “The significance of events at the Moree Baths and Swimming Pool is…

Schools recognised for environmental action to protect the Great Barrier Reef

The Australian Government is recognising Reef Guardian Schools across Queensland for positive, on-ground environmental actions in their schools and communities to help protect the Great Barrier Reef. Each year five schools receive $1000 from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, rewarding their environmental projects over the past year. Ten Reef Guardian Schools also receive…