Renewable Energy Target

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON IAN MACFARLANE MP, MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY The Australian Government is committed to renewable energy and a Renewable Energy Target that represents a real 20 per cent of electricity production in Australia, as was the original bipartisan intent. The Government will begin good faith negotiations with the Labor Party today in…

Record fall in electricity prices following carbon tax repeal

Scrapping the carbon tax has delivered Australian families and businesses the biggest drop in electricity prices on record. Today the ABS released the Consumer Price Index for the September Quarter 2014 — the first outcome since the Coalition scrapped Labor’s damaging carbon tax. Electricity prices had the largest fall since 1980 (when the CPI electricity…

$1 million boost to help clean up Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River

Melbourne’s much-loved Yarra River will benefit from $1 million over 4 years with Federal Government funding to help improve the health of this important waterway. Providing funding to improve the health of the Yarra was a key Coalition election commitment. And as Melburnians gather today to ‘Love the Yarra’, I am proud to announce that…

ANZAC Centenary grant for Koo Wee Rup

Koo Wee Rup’s Avenue of Honour will be enhanced in time for the Centenary of Anzac commemorations next year thanks to an $11,750 Commonwealth government grant.  “I am delighted to formally present this Anzac Centenary grant to the Koo Wee Rup RSL Sub-branch for the creation of a WWI Honour Wall and installation of plaques…

Senior Labor figure backs Coalition’s One-Stop Shop reform

Former Resources Minister and senior Labor figure, Martin Ferguson, has backed the Coalition’s One-Stop Shop reform and is calling on Labor and the crossbench to give their support. In an article in The Australian today, Mr Ferguson said that the One-Stop Shop reform is a priority for Australia and slammed opposition to the plans to…

National Heritage Listing for Koonalda Cave’s outstanding Aboriginal heritage

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH MR ROWAN RAMSEY MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR GREY Today the Australian Government placed the Nullarbor Plain’s Koonalda Cave on the National Heritage List in recognition of its rare Aboriginal archaeology and heritage.  “I am delighted that Koonalda Cave has been given Australia’s highest heritage honour,” Mr Hunt said. “Aboriginal people have…

Draft emissions reduction methods for industrial facilities, wastewater and transport released for consultation

The Australian Government has released three more draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods for public consultation. The Emissions Reduction Fund is the centrepiece of the Australian Government’s efforts to tackle climate change. It’s a cost¬ effective, practical and simple approach to reduce our national emissions without a multi-billion dollar carbon tax. Emissions reduction methods set out…

Improving Great Barrier Reef Water Quality in the Wet Tropics

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH WARREN ENTSCH MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR LEICHARDT The Australian Government is working hard to protect the Great Barrier Reef with the opening of the $5 million Reef Trust Tender to improve water quality in the Wet Tropics. “This competitive tender from the Coalition’s $40 million Reef Trust will provide financial incentives…

Bill Shock Shorten wants to bring back the carbon tax

Bill Shorten has reaffirmed Labor’s commitment to a carbon tax. This means more pain for families, more jobs at risk and more damage to Australia’s international competitiveness. According to the SMH today, Bill Shorten will take his plan to the next election. Once again Labor has confirmed they want to hit Australian families with higher…