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…

National Stronger Regions Fund Round Three opens to support local projects

I am delighted to announce that applications for Round Three of the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund will open on 15 January. Information sessions for potential Round Three applicants will be conducted in each State and Territory between 18-29 January. The Victorian information session will be held on Tuesday, 19 January…

Bayles young rising star takes the equestrian world by storm

More than 20 local athletes from across the electorate who have received Local Sporting Champions grants over the past year gathered at a presentation with Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt so he could congratulate them on their sporting achievements. “I was delighted to meet the dedicated young athletes who have been recipients of Local…