Australia’s post-2020 targets

The Chair of the Climate Change Authority Mr Bernie Fraser expressly said in his statement of 2 July 2015: “The Climate Change Authority has confirmed its preliminary recommendations to the Government that, at the forthcoming Paris Conference, Australia should commit to: i. a target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent below…

Defence commits to environmentally sound tyre recycling

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON DARREN CHESTER MP, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE MINISTER FOR DEFENCE Today the Australian Government announced the Department of Defence’s commitment to ensuring its fleet tyres are managed and recycled in an environmentally-sound way by joining Tyre Stewardship Australia. Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt said he was delighted the Department…

Australia’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Target

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON TONY ABBOTT MP, PRIME MINISTER & HON JULIE BISHOP MP, MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS Australia will reduce greenhouse gas emissions so they are 26-28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. This is a responsible and achievable target. It is comparable to the targets of other developed countries and allows…

Labor’s desperate back-peddling over $633 billion carbon tax plan

It’s hardly surprising that Labor is out today desperately trying to distance themselves from their modelling which shows the painful impact of their new carbon tax plan. Of course Bill Shorten wants to hide the damaging impact of his carbon tax plan. But Labor can’t dismiss or distance themselves from this. Labor commissioned this modelling…

500km Walk for Autism reaches final destination

It was fantastic to finally reach Cowes Jetty on Friday, August 7 after 19 days on the road and 500km. I want to thank Cowes Primary School, the last of 56 schools visited along the way, for the warm welcome on Friday morning. Throughout the course of the walk, I was joined by more than…

Aged care opportunities for Lang Lang residents

Flinders MP Greg Hunt met with representatives from Mayflower Homes as well as Lang Lang Aged Care Support Group members and State Member for Bass Brian Paynter at the site of the proposed Aged Care Centre for Lang Lang. Minister Hunt said the proposed location was well-placed in the heart of the township. “It is…

New Director of the Australian Antarctic Division

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Nick Gales as the next Director of the Australian Antarctic Division. Dr Gales is currently the Australian Antarctic Division’s Chief Scientist and the Department of the Environment's Chief Science Adviser. Having joined the Australian Antarctic Division in 2001, Dr Gales has an in depth understanding of…

Parramatta Female Factory to be assessed for the National Heritage List

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH CRAIG LAUNDY MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR REID The Australian Government is pleased to announce the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct in Western Sydney will be assessed for possible inclusion on the National Heritage List. Located just five minutes from the Parramatta CBD, the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct is Australia’s earliest and longest…