Streamlining environmental approvals in Western Australia

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON ALBERT JACOB, WA MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT The Western Australian and Australian Governments are now one step closer to creating a One-Stop Shop for environmental assessments and approvals. Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Western Australian Minister for Environment Albert Jacob today released a draft bilateral agreement on environmental approvals…

A One-Stop Shop for the Northern Territory makes it 8 out of 8

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON GARY HIGGINS MLA, NT MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT The Australian and Northern Territory Governments have signed a new bilateral agreement for environmental assessments as part of the One-Stop Shop reform. This means that all states and territories now have new bilateral agreements in place for environmental assessment. The agreement accredits…

Packaging Waste and Litter Analysis Released

The Australian Government, in conjunction with State and Territory Governments today released the Packaging Impacts Decision Regulation Impact Statement. This statement analyses ten options to manage packaging waste and litter, including container deposit and industry-based approaches. The release of the Packaging Impacts Decision Regulation Impact Statement finalises an investigation by Australia’s Environment Ministers on the…

Farmers keen to improve water quality in the Great Barrier Reef

Queensland’s cane farmers have responded enthusiastically to a call for expressions of interest in the Australian Government’s $5 million Reef Trust Tender—Wet Tropics programme. The expression of interest phase of the programme closed today with an overwhelming response, with over 200 EOIs submitted by Wet Tropics cane farmers. This is positive news for the ongoing…

Christmas comes early for landcare

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON BARNABY JOYCE MP, MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE Almost 300 community groups and individuals across Australia will share in $5 million to enable communities to take practical action as part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, and Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, today announced the…