Ministerial Forum focuses on partnerships and collaboration for the Reef

The Australian and Queensland governments today reaffirmed their commitment to work in partnership on Reef management and continue the collaborative efforts with investors, industry, science, Traditional Owners, regional and conservation organisations and the broader community to improve the health of the Reef. Speaking at the 41st meeting of the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum in…

Solar boost for community organisations in Victoria and Queensland

The Government is helping community organisations in Victoria and Queensland to lower their electricity bills and do their bit for the environment under the Solar Towns Programme. Up to $300,000 will be made available to community organisations in each of the four regions across Victoria and Queensland to install solar photovoltaic cells or a solar…

A new strategy to protect and manage Australia’s national and world heritage

A new strategy to protect and manage Australia’s national and world heritage The potential for a UK-style national lottery to benefit Australia’s magnificent heritage is among a range of new opportunities outlined in the Australian Heritage Strategy, released today. The strategy sets out the Australian Government’s priorities over the next decade and the actions it…

Australia establishes International Partnership for Blue Carbon

At the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris, Australia is pleased to announce that we are establishing an International Partnership for Blue Carbon. The Partnership brings together governments, non-profit organisations, intergovernmental agencies, and scientists to increase understanding of, and accelerate action on the important role of coastal blue carbon ecosystems in climate change action. Blue carbon…

Australia leads push for Global Rainforest Recovery Plan

At the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris, Australia is proud to announce that we are leading a new international push to create a Global Rainforest Recovery Plan – building on the success of the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Recovery Plan. Just over a year ago in Sydney, Australia hosted the inaugural Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit. Attracting more than…

Date set for third Emissions Reduction Fund auction

The third Emissions Reduction Fund auction will be conducted by the independent Clean Energy Regulator on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 April 2016. The Clean Energy Regulator has already held two enormously successful auctions, securing 92.8 million tonnes of emissions reduction at an average price of $13.12. The average price of the first auction was…

Media Release- Australia boosts Great Barrier Reef protection

On Oceans Day, a commitment of $58 million in funding from the Reef Trust spearheads a suite of measures by the Australian Government to continue to build the health and resilience of the iconic Great Barrier Reef. This new commitment of $58 million between 2015 and 2019 brings the total Australian Government’s investment through the…