New migratory shorebirds plan to help protect some of Australia’s favourite overseas visitors

The Australian Government is today launching a new plan to help protect 35 species of shorebirds that regularly travel thousands of kilometres to visit our shores. Shorebirds such as the female bar-tailed godwit match the incredible long-haul range of an Airbus A380. We want to be there for the long-haul too, supporting their conservation. The…

Turnbull Government’s $1.5 billion infrastructure package a win for people living in Melbourne’s South East

Flinders MP Greg Hunt joined Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Parliamentary colleagues to announce the Coalition Government’s $1.5 billion injection for essential infrastructure to ensure Melbourne retains its mantle as one of the most liveable cities in the world. The centrepiece is a billion-dollar upgrade of the congested Monash Freeway serving the communities of South…

New radar to boost weather forecasting capabilities in the Wimmera region

The Australian Government will provide $3.25 million to improve weather infrastructure and forecasting capabilities for the Wimmera region in regional Victoria. Australia has some of the world’s best weather radar coverage and forecasting services. Today’s announced is a further boost for the Wimmera region and will provide more detailed weather information. “I am delighted to…

Labor praises Emissions Reduction Fund

It’s taken a while, but Labor has finally realised the significant environmental benefits of the Turnbull Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund. The Emissions Reduction Fund is the centrepiece of the Government’s suite of policies to tackle climate change. The Queensland Labor Government has formed an alliance with GreenCollar to take advantage of the Emissions Reduction Fund…