Latest National Broadband Network plans released

Superfast broadband is coming to more than 87,000 homes and businesses in the electorate under an accelerated three-year rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN). Today NBN is releasing its full construction schedule, providing Australians with the greatest detail yet on when the NBN will reach them. Across Australia the National Broadband Network (NBN) is…

Government investing in solar to power 50,000 homes

Government investment is driving the construction of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the Southern Hemisphere through two solar plants in Broken Hill and Nyngan. The project is worth almost half a billion dollars and will power 50,000 average Australian homes. Today’s installation of the final solar panel at AGL’s Broken Hill Solar Plant…

3AW Melbourne Interview With Craig Willis

E&OE…. Topics: East-West Link, Monash Upgrade CRAIG WILLIS: Joining us this morning, Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt. GREG HUNT: Morning Craig. JOHN BURNS: Good morning to you Greg. GREG HUNT: How are you guys? CRAIG WILLIS: But first – well, we're well, thank you. But first of all, we're a bit surprised that the Federal…

774 ABC Melbourne Interview with Jon Faine

E&OE…. Topics: East-West Link, Monash Upgrade JON FAINE: Mr Hunt, good morning to you. GREG HUNT: Good morning Jon. JON FAINE: However you fund it, you've still got to decide what order to build it in. What priorities – and how do you take the politics out of the priorities – does the Turnbull Government…

Doorstop Canberra

E&OE…. Topics: East-West Link, Monash Upgrade GREG HUNT: The Commonwealth has a vision and a plan to fix Victoria’s road and rail. Commuters are sitting in their cars whilst the Premier is sitting on his hands. We want to give Victoria the future – where people can travel to and from work and in and…

Dedication of new Coronet Bay War Memorial

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Stuart Robert, together with local Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt, today attended the dedication of the new Coronet Bay War Memorial and met with local veterans in Melbourne’s south east. “It is always wonderful coming down to this corner of Victoria and I am extremely pleased to see the new…

Appointment of new Members to the Climate Change Authority

The Government is pleased to announce the appointment of five new Members to the Climate Change Authority (the Authority). Ms Wendy Craik AM will serve as the new Chair of the Authority. Ms Craik, Deputy Chancellor of the University of South Australia, brings with her a wealth of experience to the role. Her distinguished record…

Government invests in maps of electricity grid to drive renewables investment

Investment by the Australian Government in interactive maps of Australia’s electricity grid will help identify the most valuable locations to invest in renewable energy. Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt said it was critical that we make the best, most efficient use of renewable energy. “Investing in technology to map the most valuable locations to…

Encouraging signs as Orange-bellied parrots return to Tasmania

The early arrival of the 13 Orange-bellied parrots recorded returning to Tasmania are an encouraging sign for the breeding season ahead, Minister for Environment Greg Hunt said today. Mr Hunt said he was delighted to report the sightings of the seven males and six females after a busy few months of work to assist the…