Labor locks in triple hit on electricity prices at ALP Conference

Bill Shorten and the Labor Party have today confirmed their plans for the world’s highest carbon tax, as a part of the resolutions passed at the ALP Conference. If elected, Labor will re-introduce a carbon tax which will result in a huge electricity tax spike for all Australian households and businesses. No matter if Labor…

Green Army is calling for local people, local projects

Is there an environmental or conservation project in your region that would benefit from practical, on-ground support? Are you aged between 17 and 24 and interested in gaining practical training and experience while being paid to work in your local environment? Or do you know someone who might be? If so, find out about the…

Celebrating Schools Tree Day

Tens of thousands of school children around Australia are today celebrating Schools Tree Day – which together with National Tree Day on Sunday brings communities together in a nationwide event to support and care for our environment. Schools Tree Day raises awareness about care and preservation of our environment and gets children outside connecting with…

Desperate Bill’s latest plan will hike power bills and cut jobs

Today we see Bill Shorten trying to create a massive distraction from last week’s massive shadow Cabinet leak about his massive secret plan for a massive carbon tax. What we see today is a failed leader desperately trying to divert attention away from his plan to push up power bills. Last week Labor was caught…

500km Walk for Autism begins

Today I officially set off on my 500km walk around the electorate to increase awareness about autism and raise funds for Abacus Learning Centre in Hastings and Amaze (Autism Victoria). We braved the chilly conditions at Arthurs Seat this morning to start the 19 day journey. It was terrific to see so many supporters turn…

A moment in time at Uluru – celebrating 30 years of handback

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH SENATOR JOANNA LINDGREN, SENATOR FOR QUEENSLAND Today at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park we joined with more than 100 people, men, women and children of all ages, to commemorate one of the most defining moments for all Australians and a key milestone for Indigenous land rights. On 26 October 1985 the Australian…

Australian Environment Ministers agree on clean air, feral cats and koalas

All states and territories have joined with the Commonwealth in reaching agreement on several high profile environmental issues. At a meeting of state and territory environment ministers I chaired this week, crucial progress was made towards finalising the National Clean Air Agreement, prioritising the development of a national recovery plan for koalas, and taking action…

Major new targets set at Threatened Species Summit

The Australian Government has set new major new targets to tackle feral cats, protect and recover threatened mammals, birds and plants, and improve recovery practices under the nation’s first Threatened Species Strategy. I am proud to launch the Strategy today at the Threatened Species Summit in Melbourne. The Threatened Species Strategy sets out the Government’s…