Helping local Surf Life Saving Clubs keep our beaches safe this summer

Gunnamatta Surf Life Saving Club is one of three local life-saving clubs to benefit from $5,000 in funding through the Coalition Government’s Beach Safety Equipment Fund. The fund assists Life Saving Clubs to purchase the essential rescue equipment and first-aid supplies they need to perform vital rescues over the summer season. Flinders MP Greg Hunt…

Boys learn leadership and camaraderie at Lord Somers Camp

It was a pleasure to join boys at Lord Somers Camp this morning as they supported each other through a gruelling cross country course. The course marked the conclusion of a week of activities for the 100 boys who travelled from across the state to take part in the camp. I joined the boys on…

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…