Consultation invited on review of the National Carbon Offset Standard

The Australian Government has released a consultation paper on the review of the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) and the Carbon Neutral Program. The NCOS provides companies the opportunity to voluntarily offset their carbon emissions and gain Government approved carbon neutral certification under the Carbon Neutral Program. The NCOS helps businesses to calculate their carbon…

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Death of Malcolm Fraser

I am saddened to hear the news of Malcolm Fraser’s passing. I had the privilege of knowing him both as a former Prime Minister and a local constituent. We worked together on various matters and he was unfailingly decent and gracious in all of our meetings. Malcolm was a man of deep courage, conviction and…

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Five distinguished Australians appointed to Australian Heritage Council

The Australian Government today announced the appointment of five eminent Australians to its premier advisory body on heritage – the Australian Heritage Council. The new appointees come from a broad cross section of Australian society including the arts, academia, cultural heritage management and politics. I am delighted to announce the appointment to the Australian Heritage…

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