$500,000 for community groups in Corangamite

$500,000 in grant funding will be made available to local community groups over the next three years to support activities to protect grasslands, woodlands and wetlands of Victoria’s volcanic plains, and the magnificent coastal areas of the Corangamite region. The first round of the Corangamite CMA Community Grants Programme opens today and will close on…

Sky News Interview with Laura Jayes

E&OE…. Topics: Direct Action, China Emissions Trading Scheme, electricity prices LAURA JAYES: Well joining me now is the Environment Minister Greg Hunt. Mr Hunt, thanks so much for your time. GREG HUNT: It’s a pleasure Laura. LAURA JAYES: Do you agree – if China does impose this cap and trade scheme, will it be a…

G21 Geelong Regional Alliance Speech Q&A

E&OE…. Topics: Clean Air, Clean Land, Clean Water, Heritage, Cities, China ETS announcement GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Sarah, to all of the Mayors, and CEOs, the community representatives right across the five municipalities. There was a great phrase from T. E. Lawrence – who might be known to many of you as Lawrence…

25th Anniversary Landcare Grant helping the Hooded Plover

Protection of the Hooded Plover along part of Victoria's iconic Great Ocean Road has received increased support through a $20,000 grant from the Australian Government’s 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants. The Hooded Plover (Thinornis rubricollis) is a rare beach-nesting shorebird species that was listed in November 2014 as Vulnerable under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation…

ABC Lateline Interview with Tony Jones

E&OE…. Topics: Bureau of Meteorology, renewable energy, Direct Action, climate change, carbon tax TONY JONES, PRESENTER: Let's go to Melbourne now. We're joined by the Environment Minister, Greg Hunt. Thanks for being there. GREG HUNT, ENVIRONMENT MINISTER: Pleasure, Tony. TONY JONES: First of all, is it true that Tony Abbott tried to set up a…

$39 million for local councils in the Flinders electorate

Local governments in Flinders are set to benefit from $39 million in funding under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant Program in 2015-16. The Australian Government is providing $2.3 billion to local governments nationwide in 2015-16. This includes $1.1 billion in Financial Assistance Grants already paid to councils to ensure immediate access to untied funding…

$1.6 million for the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership

The Australian Government will invest a further $600,000 in the health of the Gladstone Harbour. This will build on the $1 million already committed to ensure that the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership continues to guide environmental management and improvement. The announcement, made by Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt, has been welcomed by federal member…

$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…

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…

Green Army tackling yellow crazy ants in the Wet Tropics

Today I had the pleasure of meeting a group of young Green Army participants working to help the Wet Tropics environment recover from damage caused by the yellow crazy ant. This dedicated group of young Australians is passionate about protecting our precious Wet Tropics against invasive species like yellow crazy ants. Their project will help…