$10 million to support Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Values

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON MATTHEW GROOM MP, TASMANIAN MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT The Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments are delivering improved outcomes for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area with $10.2 million for the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and rehabilitation of the World Heritage values of the property. The funding will be provided by the…

Labor’s Carbon Tax Minister returns

Labor’s carbon tax Minister Greg Combet has returned to help bring back the carbon tax, according to media reports today. Greg Combet has reportedly been hired by Labor’s national secretariat to help Bill Shorten develop plans to once again hike electricity and gas prices for Australia’s families, pensioners and businesses. And who better to bring…

Green Army makes a difference in Mount Eliza

The team of young Australians working to improve the natural environment of Mount Eliza’s Linear Reserves were today acknowledged for their hard work as they officially graduated from Green Army. The team has spent 26 weeks carrying out extensive weed control, contributing to fuel reduction and improving the biodiversity of indigenous species. Environment Minister Greg Hunt said…

$6.69 million funding announced for the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON BRUCE SCOTT MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR MARANOA The Australian Government is strengthening its commitment to protecting the natural environment of Queensland’s Murray-Darling Basin with funding of $6.69 million over the next three years under the National Landcare Programme. The funding is managed locally by the Queensland Murray-Darling Committee – one…

Community grants to tell the stories of places that shaped our nation

Today I am pleased to announce 30 successful applicants who will receive funding under the Australian Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants Programme. Historical societies, Indigenous groups, National Trusts, and 'Friends-of' groups will receive grants of up to $10,000 for projects to promote community participation and raise awareness of places listed on Australia’s National Heritage…

Delivering jobs, growth and opportunity for local residents

The 2015-16 Budget is a ‘have a go’ Budget that will help local families and small businesses.   The Budget will help build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. It will deliver jobs, growth and opportunity in a way that is responsible, measured and fair. Highlights of the Budget include: The $5.5…

Stronger Regions Fund delivers $10 million for Bunjil Place

I am delighted that the Australian Government is providing $10 million to develop the Casey Cultural Precinct, now known as Bunjil Place. This is a terrific outcome for the community and I look forward to seeing Bunjil Place inject a new cultural hub for the community to enjoy. In particular, I have been working with…

$179 million boost to Green Army and $100 million for Reef Trust

The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. The 2015 Budget delivers an increase in funding of $179 million over four years compared to last year’s Budget as part of the Government’s commitment to continue growing the Green Army. We have already…

Engaging seniors in the digital age

I am delighted that seniors are getting the assistance they need to move into the digital age with $1.3 million invested in the Broadband for Seniors program. After hosting a seniors forum this week, I am well aware our older residents are increasingly taking up new technology and seeing the benefits. Many of our older…