Returning Malabar Headland to the people of New South Wales

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON ROB STOKES MP, NSW MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT The Australian Government has taken the next important step to deliver on its promise to keep the Malabar Headland in public hands. The Federal Government is transferring ownership of the South-Eastern Malabar Headland (known as Lot 202) to the New South Wales Government.…

World Heritage assessment for Royal National Park

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON ROB STOKES MP, NSW MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT The Australian and New South Wales Governments are continuing to work together to explore a potential World Heritage nomination for Sydney’s Royal National Park. Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt and NSW Environment Minister Rob Stokes today reaffirmed their commitment to undertaking the…

Additional ERF methods released in lead up to first auction

As we countdown to the first Emissions Reduction Fund auction next month, the Federal Government has released four new methods for public consultation. We are providing opportunities for more emissions reduction projects across the economy, as part of our commitment to continue developing more methods of interest to businesses and the community. With the first…

Government focussed on repairing the RET

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON IAN MACFARLANE MP, MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY AND SCIENCE The Australian Government is determined to restore a Renewable Energy Target that works as intended, to encourage investment in renewable energy and to maintain Australia’s diverse energy mix. The existing RET is broken. Both the Opposition and the clean energy industry know…

Coalition to legislate water buyback cap

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON BARNABY JOYCE, MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE & HON BOB BALDWIN MP, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT The Coalition Government have today announced that they will bring forward legislation to cap buybacks to 1500 gigalitres, as part of the implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, as promised by the…

Media Statement

Today I visited the Liverpool Plains to meet with local farmers to hear their views about the proposed Watermark project. I am aware of the high level of community concern regarding this project. I have requested additional advice from the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development (IESC) in…

First 100 Green Army projects up and running

The Green Army reached a significant milestone today with 100 projects on the ground around Australia. Young people across the country are taking part in important environmental and conservation activities, while at the same time receiving training and qualifications. The benefits from the projects underway are already evident. We are 100 projects in and we…