$2.5m for cane farmers in the Burdekin to reduce runoff

Up to $2.5 million is being made available under the $140 million Reef Trust to improve water quality in the Burdekin natural resource management region. This competitive tender will provide financial support to sugar cane farmers in the Burdekin to improve their nutrient and water management practices across their farms. The Australian Government applauds the…

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Cleaning up our Great Barrier Reef ahead of the wet season

The Australian Government through its $140 million Reef Trust has provided $700,000 to clean-up marine debris across the Great Barrier Reef, protecting iconic species and helping to conserve the Reef’s outstanding universal value. Marine debris can harm marine life, pose a navigational hazard and smother coral. It can enter through waterways and drains and eventually…

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A sixth Clean Air Champion

The Australian Government announced the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) as its sixth Clean Air Champion at the 22nd International Clean Air and Environment Conference in Melbourne today. Clean Air Champions are a select group of representatives from industry, community and academia which help to raise awareness and knowledge of the…

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Sky News Interview with David Speers

E&OE…. Topics: Emissions Reduction Fund, renewable energy, Prime Minister Turnbull, first meeting of new Cabinet DAVID SPEERS: Environment Minister Greg Hunt joins me now. Thanks for your time this afternoon. GREG HUNT: It's a pleasure. DAVID SPEERS: You sat around the Cabinet table under the Abbott Government for the last two years. This was the…

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Report card shows continued progress in improving reef water quality

The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2014 released today shows landholders are continuing to help protect the Great Barrier Reef by reducing pollutant loads entering the reef, but accelerated change is needed to achieve the targets. Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt and Queensland Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Steven Miles released the…

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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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