Half million dollar rescue package for orange-bellied parrot

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON MATTHEW GROOM, TASMANIAN MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Today, the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot has secured a $525,000 lifeline from the federal government to help rebuild its numbers after the discovery of beak and feather disease in its wild population. “Upon discovering of the outbreak, I immediately called on my Department…

Second Review of the Fuel Quality Standards Act

The Australian Government today announced the second independent review of its Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000. I am delighted to appoint Marsden Jacob Associates as the independent reviewer. Marsden Jacob will partner with Pacific Environment/Toxicos for the review. The two firms bring with them a wealth of experience on the assessment of environmental regulation. Fuel…

Queen Victoria Market to be assessed for National Heritage List

The Australian Government is pleased to announce that Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market will be assessed by the Australian Heritage Council for possible inclusion on the National Heritage List. “As a proud Victorian I am delighted to visit the Queen Victoria Market today and announce that his historic site will be included on the Australian Heritage…

Local Sporting Champions grants help young athletes reach their goals

Young athletes are urged to apply for grants of $500 to help with the costs of competing in state and national events. The Local Sporting Champions grants program is an Australian Government initiative designed to support young people participating in state, national and international sporting championships as an athlete, coach or official. The grants contribute…

Celebrating World Environment Day with 100,000 trees for 100,000 kids

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON MALCOLM TURNBULL MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WENTWORTH, MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS As part of World Environment Day celebrations, the Australian Government is proud to throw its support behind a community-based campaign to have all two million primary school children in Australia plant a tree by 2020. The ‘One Tree Per Child’…

2015 Environment Minister’s Award for a Cleaner Environment

I am delighted to mark World Environment Day 2015 with a call for nominations for this year’s Environment Minister’s Award for a Cleaner Environment. This award aims to recognise outstanding contributions by Australians towards achieving a cleaner, healthier environment and a more resilient and sustainable Australia. The Australian Government’s plan for a Cleaner Environment plan…

Landcare grants start to flow across the Wimmera

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON BARNABY JOYCE MP, MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE, MR DAN TEHAN MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WANNON & MR ANDREW BROAD MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR MALLEE The community is seeing results from the Australian Government’s commitment to protect the Wimmera’s natural environment and farming land with the announcement that over $100,000 in National…