$39 million for local councils in the Flinders electorate

Local governments in Flinders are set to benefit from $39 million in funding under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant Program in 2015-16. The Australian Government is providing $2.3 billion to local governments nationwide in 2015-16. This includes $1.1 billion in Financial Assistance Grants already paid to councils to ensure immediate access to untied funding…

$1.6 million for the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership

The Australian Government will invest a further $600,000 in the health of the Gladstone Harbour. This will build on the $1 million already committed to ensure that the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership continues to guide environmental management and improvement. The announcement, made by Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt, has been welcomed by federal member…

$2.5m for cane farmers in the Burdekin to reduce runoff

Up to $2.5 million is being made available under the $140 million Reef Trust to improve water quality in the Burdekin natural resource management region. This competitive tender will provide financial support to sugar cane farmers in the Burdekin to improve their nutrient and water management practices across their farms. The Australian Government applauds the…

Documentary reveals one of Victoria’s best kept secrets

Until now, only a lucky few have been able to experience first-hand the stunning array of diverse and brilliantly coloured marine life which lies beneath Port Phillip Bay. Today, I am delighted to officially launch an illuminating documentary, Melbourne Down Under, a documentary which reveals a southern underwater world which rivals its counterparts to the…

A sixth Clean Air Champion

The Australian Government announced the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) as its sixth Clean Air Champion at the 22nd International Clean Air and Environment Conference in Melbourne today. Clean Air Champions are a select group of representatives from industry, community and academia which help to raise awareness and knowledge of the…

Sky News Interview with David Speers

E&OE…. Topics: Emissions Reduction Fund, renewable energy, Prime Minister Turnbull, first meeting of new Cabinet DAVID SPEERS: Environment Minister Greg Hunt joins me now. Thanks for your time this afternoon. GREG HUNT: It's a pleasure. DAVID SPEERS: You sat around the Cabinet table under the Abbott Government for the last two years. This was the…

Men’s shed all sorted with new shipping container

On Friday Greg Hunt MP visited the Western Port Men’s Shed to inspect the group’s newest piece of equipment – a shipping container. When he visited the shed several months ago, Mr Hunt was made aware the group was in desperate need of a storage facility. With wood offcuts taking up valuable working space, Mr…

Report card shows continued progress in improving reef water quality

The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2014 released today shows landholders are continuing to help protect the Great Barrier Reef by reducing pollutant loads entering the reef, but accelerated change is needed to achieve the targets. Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt and Queensland Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Steven Miles released the…

Round two Nest to Ocean grants giving turtles a fighting chance

Queensland’s turtle population are being given a helping hand against predators with four organisations sharing $2.1 million under round two of the Nest to Ocean program. The funding is part of a $7 million joint Australian and Queensland Government investment over four years to reduce the threat to turtle nests from feral pigs, foxes and…

ABC RN breakfastinterview with Fran Kelly

E&OE…. Topics: water reform, Prime Minister Turnbull, Environment Portfolio, Direct Action, renewable energy, climate change FRAN KELLY: Minister good morning. Thanks for joining us again. GREG HUNT: And good morning Fran. FRAN KELLY: How do you make sure that this move won't see the rivers sacrificed to the needs and wants of the farmers and…