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…

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…

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…

A new agreement on environmental assessments for New South Wales

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON PRU GOWARD MP, NSW MINISTER FOR PLANNING The Australian and New South Wales Governments has released for public comment an updated bilateral agreement on environmental assessments under national environment law. The Australian Government is working with state and territory governments to streamline environmental regulation and develop a ‘One-Stop Shop’ for…