Grants Boost Men’s Health and Wellbeing

Men’s Sheds on the Mornington Peninsula have been given a boost with $9,000 going to two local groups to continue their good work. Seawinds Men’s Shed at Rosebud West has received $7,000 for the installation of the electrical work to support the development of a computer room while Main Ridge Men’s Shed received $2,000 for…

Ecotourism opportunities in Christmas Island National Park

The unique national park on Christmas Island – home of the famous red crabs – has the potential to become an ecotourism treasure, adding to the growing market for nature based tourism in Australia. Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Tourism Minister Richard Colbeck today announced the opportunity available for tourism operators to explore the potential…

Turnbull Government boosting South Australia’s solar futu

The Turnbull Government is helping community groups in South Australia to do their bit for the environment at the same time as reducing their electricity bills. Seventeen community groups in the cities of Playford and Salisbury are to share $300,000 to install solar photovoltaic (PV) panel systems on their buildings under round two of the…

Funding boost to protect our historic heritage places

A new round of funding for owners and managers of historic places on Australia’s National Heritage List is now open. The Australian Government’s Protecting National Historic Sites program helps ensure Australia’s nationally significant historic heritage places are protected and maintained for future generations. Of the 104 places named on Australia’s National Heritage List, 62 are…

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…