Passing of Phillip Toyne AO

On behalf of the Commonwealth Government, I acknowledge the passing of Phillip Toyne AO. Phillip was a friend and a mentor, he was a true gentleman and he was both passionate and a highly effective exponent of deep practical conservation. Phillip made a significant contribution to conservation and land management as one of the founders…

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Second Review of the Fuel Quality Standards Act

The Australian Government today announced the second independent review of its Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000. I am delighted to appoint Marsden Jacob Associates as the independent reviewer. Marsden Jacob will partner with Pacific Environment/Toxicos for the review. The two firms bring with them a wealth of experience on the assessment of environmental regulation. Fuel…

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Continuing our commitment to air quality with launch of Clean Air Champions initiative

I am delighted to launch the Federal Government’s Clean Air Champions Initiative at the 55th Melbourne Boat Show today. The Clean Air Champions initiative will support work towards establishing the National Clean Air Agreement by bringing industry and communities together to support this important environmental objective. Clean Air Champions are a select group of representatives…

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