Passing of Phillip Toyne AO

On behalf of the Commonwealth Government, I acknowledge the passing of Phillip Toyne AO. Phillip was a friend and a mentor, he was a true gentleman and he was both passionate and a highly effective exponent of deep practical conservation. Phillip made a significant contribution to conservation and land management as one of the founders…

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Continuing our commitment to air quality with launch of Clean Air Champions initiative

I am delighted to launch the Federal Government’s Clean Air Champions Initiative at the 55th Melbourne Boat Show today. The Clean Air Champions initiative will support work towards establishing the National Clean Air Agreement by bringing industry and communities together to support this important environmental objective. Clean Air Champions are a select group of representatives…

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Second Review of the Fuel Quality Standards Act

The Australian Government today announced the second independent review of its Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000. I am delighted to appoint Marsden Jacob Associates as the independent reviewer. Marsden Jacob will partner with Pacific Environment/Toxicos for the review. The two firms bring with them a wealth of experience on the assessment of environmental regulation. Fuel…

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Implementation of Reef 2050 Plan the focus at Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON JACKIE TRAD MP, QUEENSLAND DEPUTY PREMIER & HON DR STEVEN MILES MP, QUEENSLAND MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Commonwealth and State Ministers met today in Brisbane for the 40th meeting of the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum. This is a significant milestone and is a testament to the close working relationship…

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2015 Environment Minister’s Award for a Cleaner Environment

I am delighted to mark World Environment Day 2015 with a call for nominations for this year’s Environment Minister’s Award for a Cleaner Environment. This award aims to recognise outstanding contributions by Australians towards achieving a cleaner, healthier environment and a more resilient and sustainable Australia. The Australian Government’s plan for a Cleaner Environment plan…

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