Strategic Plan sets Tasmania as gateway for Antarctica

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH SENATOR THE HON ERIC ABETZ, MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT The Australian Government is today releasing the 20 Year Australian Antarctic Strategic Plan, which provides a blueprint for Australia’s future engagement in the region and options to expand Tasmania’s role as a leading Antarctic science and logistics hub. Australia has a long and…

Work underway to clean up Tasmania’s Tamar River

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH MR ANDREW NIKOLIC MP, MEMBER FOR BASS The Coalition Government is delivering on its election commitment to clean up the Tamar River and improve the local environment and economy in Tasmania. Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt and Federal Member for Bass Andrew Nikolic today visited the Tamar River to inspect…

Helping raise awareness during Mental Health Week

This Mental Health Week (October 5-12) I am supporting the Ties for Lives SPOTaTHON in its quest to curb youth depression and anxiety. Unfortunately mental health problems are all too prevalent in our society, with many young people struggling to cope with life’s daily challenges. Ties for Lives aims to raise awareness about youth mental…

Taking action to save 140 jobs at Aspitech

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH MATT WILLIAMS, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR HINDMARSH The Federal Government has stepped in to help save 140 jobs at Aspitech which were on the verge of being lost due to incompetence by the previous Labor government. Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Member for Hindmarsh Matt Williams today visited the Aspitech warehouse…

Green Army marches in to start work on the Mornington Peninsula

It was terrific to join participants, project sponsors and service provider Conservation Volunteers Australia at Chinamans Creek today to launch the Mornington Peninsula Green Army project. This is one of seven sites across the Mornington Peninsula that will be revegetated and rehabilitated over the next 26 weeks by the Green Army team. The team will…

National Stronger Regions Fund opens to support local projects

I am delighted to announce that the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund is now open. The fund will provide a significant injection to local towns and communities to ensure residents in regional areas have access to top-class facilities. This is about making our regions more attractive places to live, work and…

20 Million Trees launched with first grants round now open

The Australian Government is inviting communities across the country to get involved in the 20 Million Trees Programme with the first competitive grants round now open for applications. The 20 Million Trees Programme was a key Coalition election commitment and is a vital part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. The Government is investing…

Local veterans supported through BEST grants

I am pleased to announce that the Southern Peninsula Veterans Centre has received a Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grant of $53, 4322. This grant will enable the centre to continue its day-to-day operations, providing veterans and returned services members with practical and emotional support. The team at the Southern Peninsula Veterans Centre…