A One-Stop Shop for environmental assessments in Victoria

A new assessment bilateral agreement that removes duplication and provides a single process for environmental assessments in Victoria has been signed by the Commonwealth and Victorian governments. Duplication of federal, state or territory and local planning processes adds complexity and cost to environmental approvals across the country. The agreement reduces the regulatory burden on business,…

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Renewable Energy Target

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON IAN MACFARLANE MP, MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY The Australian Government is committed to renewable energy and a Renewable Energy Target that represents a real 20 per cent of electricity production in Australia, as was the original bipartisan intent. The Government will begin good faith negotiations with the Labor Party today in…

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National Heritage Listing for Koonalda Cave’s outstanding Aboriginal heritage

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH MR ROWAN RAMSEY MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR GREY Today the Australian Government placed the Nullarbor Plain’s Koonalda Cave on the National Heritage List in recognition of its rare Aboriginal archaeology and heritage.  “I am delighted that Koonalda Cave has been given Australia’s highest heritage honour,” Mr Hunt said. “Aboriginal people have…

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