Government provides $4.8m to tackle gully erosion in Great Barrier Reef catchments

The Australian Government is providing $4.86m for five organisations to work with landholders to address the vast issue of gully erosion in the Great Barrier Reef catchments. These gullies are located in some of the highest risk areas of sediment erosion for the Great Barrier Reef. Under the Reef Trust Gully Erosion Control Programme, five…

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Retirement of Dr Rob Vertessy

Dr Rob Vertessy has today announced that he will retire as Director of the Bureau of Meteorology on 29 April 2016. Dr Vertessy has been an outstanding Director of the Bureau – one of the most respected and valuable public institutions in Australia. Dr Vertessy has enjoyed a long and distinguished public service career in…

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Australia’s marine environment to benefit from plastic waste research

The Australian Government will commit an immediate $60,000 to kick-start urgent research into the best way to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans, reefs and waterways. The funding, under the National Environmental Science Programme’s (NESP) emerging priorities stream, will investigate the major sources of marine plastic waste around Australia and determine the most cost-effective options…

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