Hunt signs Great Barrier Reef permanent and historic dredge disposal ban

Regulations to implement the Coalition’s historic ban on the disposal of capital dredge material in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park have been signed off by the Government. I have formally approved an amendment to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations to put an end to this century-old practice once and for all. This…

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Engaging seniors in the digital age

I am delighted that seniors are getting the assistance they need to move into the digital age with $1.3 million invested in the Broadband for Seniors program. After hosting a seniors forum this week, I am well aware our older residents are increasingly taking up new technology and seeing the benefits. Many of our older…

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The Green Army is on hand to support the environment in natural disaster-affected areas

The Green Army programme will help the rehabilitation and clean-up of local environment and national heritage sites following cyclones and flooding in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The Australian Government is inviting Green Army Service Providers to work with local councils, community groups and Indigenous organisations to come forward…

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Cumberland Conservation Corridor plan delivers election commitment and 700 hectares of bushland rehabilitation and protection

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH FIONA SCOTT MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR LINDSAY & LOUISE MARKUS, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR MACQUARIE The Australian Government will restore or protect approximately 700 hectares of Cumberland Plains woodlands through future land covenants, land acquisition and activities under the Green Army and the 20 Million Trees Programme. This builds on the approximately…

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Landcare grants open in Cape York

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON WARREN ENTSCH MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR LEICHARDT Land managers and community groups across Cape York are now able to apply for Australian Government grants for projects to help care for the region’s nationally significant wetlands and waterways. Traditional Owners, landholders and Landcare groups are invited to register an expression of…

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