Bill to cap water buyback to 1500GL introduced to parliament

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON BARNABY JOYCE MP, MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE & HON BOB BALDWIN MP, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to Murray-Darling Basin communities, today introducing legislation for a 1500 gigalitre cap on water purchases in the Basin. Minister for the Environment Greg…

Delivering on our commitment to plant 20 Million Trees

The Coalition Government is continuing to deliver on its promise to plant 20 Million Trees with almost 10 million trees already committed for planting over the next three years. CO2 Australia, Greening Australia and Landcare Australia will work with local communities to plant around 6.7 million trees by the middle of 2018 under the 20…

$1 million to restore Bondi Pavilion

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON MALCOLM TURNBULL MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WENTWORTH, MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS The historic Bondi Pavilion on Bondi Beach will receive $1 million under the Australian Government's Protecting National Historic Sites programme. Environment Minister, Greg Hunt and Communications Minister and Local MP, Malcolm Turnbull congratulated Waverley Council, who will use the $1…

$10 million to support Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Values

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON MATTHEW GROOM MP, TASMANIAN MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT The Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments are delivering improved outcomes for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area with $10.2 million for the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and rehabilitation of the World Heritage values of the property. The funding will be provided by the…

Labor’s Carbon Tax Minister returns

Labor’s carbon tax Minister Greg Combet has returned to help bring back the carbon tax, according to media reports today. Greg Combet has reportedly been hired by Labor’s national secretariat to help Bill Shorten develop plans to once again hike electricity and gas prices for Australia’s families, pensioners and businesses. And who better to bring…

Green Army makes a difference in Mount Eliza

The team of young Australians working to improve the natural environment of Mount Eliza’s Linear Reserves were today acknowledged for their hard work as they officially graduated from Green Army. The team has spent 26 weeks carrying out extensive weed control, contributing to fuel reduction and improving the biodiversity of indigenous species. Environment Minister Greg Hunt said…

$6.69 million funding announced for the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON BRUCE SCOTT MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR MARANOA The Australian Government is strengthening its commitment to protecting the natural environment of Queensland’s Murray-Darling Basin with funding of $6.69 million over the next three years under the National Landcare Programme. The funding is managed locally by the Queensland Murray-Darling Committee – one…

Community grants to tell the stories of places that shaped our nation

Today I am pleased to announce 30 successful applicants who will receive funding under the Australian Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants Programme. Historical societies, Indigenous groups, National Trusts, and 'Friends-of' groups will receive grants of up to $10,000 for projects to promote community participation and raise awareness of places listed on Australia’s National Heritage…

Delivering jobs, growth and opportunity for local residents

The 2015-16 Budget is a ‘have a go’ Budget that will help local families and small businesses.   The Budget will help build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. It will deliver jobs, growth and opportunity in a way that is responsible, measured and fair. Highlights of the Budget include: The $5.5…