Dedication of new Coronet Bay War Memorial

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Stuart Robert, together with local Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt, today attended the dedication of the new Coronet Bay War Memorial and met with local veterans in Melbourne’s south east. “It is always wonderful coming down to this corner of Victoria and I am extremely pleased to see the new…

Appointment of new Members to the Climate Change Authority

The Government is pleased to announce the appointment of five new Members to the Climate Change Authority (the Authority). Ms Wendy Craik AM will serve as the new Chair of the Authority. Ms Craik, Deputy Chancellor of the University of South Australia, brings with her a wealth of experience to the role. Her distinguished record…

Government invests in maps of electricity grid to drive renewables investment

Investment by the Australian Government in interactive maps of Australia’s electricity grid will help identify the most valuable locations to invest in renewable energy. Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt said it was critical that we make the best, most efficient use of renewable energy. “Investing in technology to map the most valuable locations to…

Encouraging signs as Orange-bellied parrots return to Tasmania

The early arrival of the 13 Orange-bellied parrots recorded returning to Tasmania are an encouraging sign for the breeding season ahead, Minister for Environment Greg Hunt said today. Mr Hunt said he was delighted to report the sightings of the seven males and six females after a busy few months of work to assist the…

Roads to Recovery funding improves safety at Somerville roundabout

Greg Hunt today officially opened the fully refurbished intersection at Bungower and Tyabb-Tooradin Road in Somerville. “I am delighted that the Federal Government has been able to invest $1.7 million in upgrading this intersection, making it safety for local motorists,” Mr Hunt said. “Local roads such as Bungower Road provide key links from our homes,…

Australia leads the way in reducing ozone and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions

The Government’s review into ozone and synthetic greenhouse gases has identified options to deliver emissions reduction equivalent to more than 80 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030. This would be achieved through reducing hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions and energy savings. Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, announced a review of the Government’s Ozone Protection and…

Bill Shorten has no idea on renewables

Bill Shorten says he wants to have a real policy debate on renewables – but where’s his policy? All we’ve seen today is yet another announcement of a plan for a plan for a plan. Labor has once again provided no details of how much their so-called ‘plan’ will cost, or how it will be…

Green Army to help natural disaster recovery efforts

The Australian Government’s Green Army is set to roll out in communities affected by natural disaster and severe storm damage – carrying out work that will see real improvements to the local environment. I am pleased to announce that 44 projects under the Natural Disaster Recovery Round have been approved to commence over the next…