Remarks Melbourne

E&OE…. Topics: Burke and Wills site heritage listing GREG HUNT: Thank you to the Royal Society for hosting today. We moved from Royal Park to the Royal Society, and I actually think we've ended up in the best possible place. I want to acknowledge basically everybody in the room in their own way – from…

Burke and Wills expedition sites included on the National Heritage List

The extraordinary story of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition – and the crucial role of the Yandruwandha Aboriginal people who tried to help them – has been formally recognised as a defining moment in Australia’s history. The Australian Government today inscribed the Burke, Wills, King and Yandruwandha National Heritage place on the National Heritage…

More than 500 projects to protect Australia’s threatened species

The number of funded projects benefitting threatened species has just passed the 500 mark, as the Australian Government dramatically scales up efforts to save our native animals and plants. Since mid-2014, the Australian Government has appointed the nation’s first Threatened Species Commissioner, released Australia’s first Threatened Species Strategy, set truly ambitious new targets for feral…

2020 target set for more threatened species

Sixteen more threatened bird and mammal species will start on the road to recovery after the Australian Government today committed to improving their trajectories by 2020. The mahogany glider, eastern quoll, western ringtail possum, woylie, black-footed rock-wallaby, Gilbert’s potoroo, northern hopping-mouse and Christmas Island flying-fox will join the list of 20 mammal species prioritised for…

Doorstop Melbourne

E&OE…. Topics: Burke and Wills site heritage listing, Tony Abbott, Queensland Nickel, Werribee South irrigation system GREG HUNT: The story of Burke and Wills is one of the great Australian stories. It's about grand vision, grand execution, fatal miscalculations, tragedy, the generosity of the Yandruwandha, the survival of John King – and it's a great…

2UE Mornings – Interview with Stuart Bocking

E&OE…. Topics: Threatened Species Strategy STUART BOCKING: Minister Hunt, good afternoon. GREG HUNT: G'day. It's a pleasure to be with you and I'm actually fortunate to be at Werribee Zoo as we speak. STUART BOCKING: Fantastic. So what does it mean – when an animal is listed as threatened, what exactly does that mean? Where…

2GB Sydney Live – Interview with Ben Fordham

E&OE…. Topics: Feral cat eradication BEN FORDHAM: Greg Hunt, the Federal Environment Minister is on the line. Mr Hunt, good afternoon. GREG HUNT: And good afternoon Ben. I'm actually calling from inside the boundaries of the Werribee, or Western Treatment sewerage treatment plant in Melbourne, where believe it or not they've got extraordinary numbers –…

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.…