Doorstop Werribee Zoo

E&OE…. Topics: Threatened Species Strategy, feral cat eradication GREG HUNT: This just brings together three things. One is, it's the overall conservation movement of Australia and Zoos Victoria (inaudible) work we’re doing now, you and Rachael who is on our Threatened Species Advisory Panel, one of four key people, the Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews.…

Largest solar farms in Southern Hemisphere powering 50,000 Australian homes

The Government’s investment in renewable energy innovation today culminated in the official opening of the nation’s two largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Nyngan and Broken Hill. “The 102 MW Nyngan and 53 MW Broken Hill solar plants have more than doubled Australia’s large-scale solar capacity and can generate enough electricity to power 50,000 average…

Malabar Headland returned to the people of New South Wales

Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt and NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman announced today the completion of the transfer of ownership of the South-Eastern Malabar Headland (also known as Lot 304) from the Commonwealth to the people of New South Wales. “We have quadrupled the size of land on the Malabar Headland that will…

Helping local Surf Life Saving Clubs keep our beaches safe this summer

Gunnamatta Surf Life Saving Club is one of three local life-saving clubs to benefit from $5,000 in funding through the Coalition Government’s Beach Safety Equipment Fund. The fund assists Life Saving Clubs to purchase the essential rescue equipment and first-aid supplies they need to perform vital rescues over the summer season. Flinders MP Greg Hunt…

Boys learn leadership and camaraderie at Lord Somers Camp

It was a pleasure to join boys at Lord Somers Camp this morning as they supported each other through a gruelling cross country course. The course marked the conclusion of a week of activities for the 100 boys who travelled from across the state to take part in the camp. I joined the boys on…

Government’s large-scale solar funding initiative receives big response

The Turnbull Government’s $350 million commitment for new large-scale solar projects has generated significant interest in the sector with high-quality proposals now set to advance to the next stage. Twenty-two (22) eligible expressions of interest (EOIs) received by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for its $100 million large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) competitive round have…

Death of Antarctic helicopter pilot David Wood

On behalf of the Australian Government, I extend my deepest condolences to David Wood’s family, friends and colleagues. David Wood was a very experienced helicopter pilot who loved the natural environment, particularly the polar regions, having spent a number of seasons in Antarctica and the Arctic. He has worked for the Australian Antarctic program for…

3AW Melbourne – Interview with Tom Elliott

E&OE…. Topics: Trade Union Royal Commission, Budget, Bill Shorten, Green Army TOM ELLIOTT: Back for the first of his regular fortnightly spots in 2016 is the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt. Mr Hunt, good afternoon. GREG HUNT: And good afternoon Tom. TOM ELLIOTT: Now 2016, which we are now in, is an election year. It's…