Big Uluru Trek announced for Aussie icon

The Australian Government is delighted to announce that the inaugural Big Uluru Trek will arrive at one of our country’s most recognisable landmarks in August. The 100-kilometre five-day desert trek from Amata to Uluru has been given a one-year commercial activity licence and is the first licence announced from the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park expression…

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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…

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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…

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Landmark power purchase agreement highlights strength of renewables industry in Australia

The Australian Government welcomes today’s announcement that Origin Energy has contracted 100 per cent of the renewable energy generated by the new Moree Solar Farm, with the signing of a 15 year power purchase agreement. The Moree Solar Farm was developed by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) with funding support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency…

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Queensland Labor just plain wrong on future of renewables

Changes announced last week to strengthen investment in renewable energy provide significant opportunities for Queensland. In addition to keeping the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Australian Renewable Energy Agency, the Turnbull Government is creating a $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund. Contrary to the utterly dishonest claims by the Palaszczuk Government, we are continuing the…

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Turnbull Government taking strong new approach to clean and renewable energy innovation in Australia

The Australian Government is establishing a $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund to support emerging technologies make the leap from demonstration to commercial deployment. This will drive innovation and create the jobs of the future, while delivering a financial benefit from the investment of public money. The $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund will be…

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Monitoring mission report on the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area endorses Australia’s management efforts

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments welcome the report of the World Heritage monitoring mission to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and we accept all the recommendations. The report was prepared by experts representing the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) who visited the…

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