Successful newspaper and magazine recycling scheme extended

The Australian Government is delighted to announce the extension of the long standing industry-led product stewardship scheme for the recycling of newspaper and magazines. The National Environmental Sustainability Agreement for Newspapers and Magazines will be extended for another five years to 2020. The agreement is one of Australia’s most successful product stewardship recycling schemes. Product…

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Resignation of Mr Bernie Fraser

I thank Mr Bernie Fraser for his work with the Climate Change Authority. He has had an outstanding career in public service, which I deeply respect and acknowledge. In particular, I thank Mr Fraser for his assistance with the crossbench in the passage of the Emissions Reduction Fund. (ENDS)

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Threatened Species Day

As we mark Threatened Species Day today, the Australian Government is continuing to take significant action to protect our nation’s rare and remarkable fauna and flora. The Coalition has made the protection of threatened species a major environmental priority. Since coming into government, we have taken major steps to protect our threatened species, including: –…

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Green Army graduates celebrate success on the Bass Coast and Phillip Island

Today, a group of young people involved in the Australian Government’s Green Army program can be proud of their contributions to their community and the environment. I was delighted to join participants, project sponsors and service provider Conservation Volunteers Australia at the Koala Conservation Centre on Phillip Island, one of the many sites that have…

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Making it easier for businesses to become carbon neutral

The Australian Government is making it easier for businesses to become carbon neutral by reforming the National Carbon Offset Standard and the Carbon Neutral Program. A diverse range of organisations are already carbon neutral. Certified organisations such as Qantas, National Australia Bank, and Melbourne City Council together offset around 1 million tonnes of emissions per…

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Green Army team graduates in Macarthur

Environment Minister Greg Hunt joined the Federal Member for Macarthur, Russell Matheson MP, today to celebrate the work of a Green Army team in helping to protect western Sydney’s Cumberland Plain. The graduation ceremony at the Australian Botanic Garden in Mt Annan marked the achievements of the group of young Australians who have spent six…

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