Celebrating 30 years of ozone action

The International Day for Protection of the Ozone Layer is a timely reminder of what can be achieved when industry, governments and communities work together for the common good. On this day 30 years ago the Vienna Convention – the parent convention of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer – was…

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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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