Labor on strike over Renewable Energy Target

Labor’s decision to walk away from negotiations on the Renewable Energy Target is creating uncertainty for new investments in renewable energy.   Despite numerous calls from the renewable energy sector and large energy users to return to the negotiating table, Labor continues to play politics.   The latest ASX announcement from Meridian Energy that it…

Leading researchers selected for biodiversity and climate science hubs

The Australian Government today announced the successful organisations to lead research hubs under the $142.5 million National Environmental Science Programme. The programme will assist decision-makers to understand, manage and conserve Australia’s environment by funding world-class biodiversity and climate science. This research will ensure decisions about managing Australia’s biodiversity and environmental resources are made on the…

New Health Minister must guarantee health funding for Phillip Island

I call on new Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy to guarantee that Phillip Island will get the $2.2 million committed by the previous state government for a new health facility at Cowes. It would be deeply disappointing if the new Victorian Government were to renege on the previous government’s $2.2 million commitment to health on…

Nominations open for the National Heritage List

National Heritage places are of outstanding heritage value to the nation and reveal the richness and diversity of Australia’s extraordinarily natural environment. The Australian Government is now calling for nominations for new places to be included on the National Heritage List.  National Heritage places capture the diversity of stories that have helped to shape our…

Nest to Ocean Turtle Protection – round one begins with $1.35 million

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON STEVE DICKSON MP, QLD MINISTER FOR NATIONAL PARKS, RECREATION, SPORT & RACING Turtle populations are set to benefit from predator control programs funded with $1.35 million through the first round of grants under the Nest to Ocean Turtle Protection Program. The Australian and Queensland Governments are jointly investing up to…

Revamp of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme

The Government is fixing Labor’s mess with an overhaul of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme and has today released the initial findings of a review into the flawed scheme. The Government initiated the review in September when serious concerns with the state of e-waste management in Australia came to light. The scheme was…

Anzac Centenary grant for Radio Port Phillip

Radio Port Phillip will assist in telling the story of the Anzac legend through an ingenious use of technology to give new meaning to our historic monuments. The $5,000 grant will be used to create signage with QR codes at the sites of local monuments that will tell the history of that monument through an…