Green Army team graduates in Macarthur

Environment Minister Greg Hunt joined the Federal Member for Macarthur, Russell Matheson MP, today to celebrate the work of a Green Army team in helping to protect western Sydney’s Cumberland Plain. The graduation ceremony at the Australian Botanic Garden in Mt Annan marked the achievements of the group of young Australians who have spent six…

Emissions Reduction Fund safeguard mechanism consultation continues

The Australian Government is calling for submissions on the proposed rules and regulations for the Emissions Reduction Fund safeguard mechanism. The safeguard mechanism will start on 1 July 2016 and will be an integral part of the Emissions Reduction Fund – along with the crediting and purchasing elements. The Government has already consulted extensively on…

Launch of the Gunaikurnai Whole of Country Plan

The Australian Government is pleased to support the inaugural Gunaikurnai Whole of Country Plan with funding from our National Landcare Programme. The Plan will empower the Gunaikurnai people to work with local natural resource management agencies to manage Country. This Government is committed to ensuring that Indigenous communities play a central role in caring for…

Green Army graduates celebrate success on the Mornington Peninsula

Today, a group of young people involved in the Australian Government’s Green Army program can be proud of their contributions to their community and the environment. I was delighted to join participants, project sponsors and service provider Conservation Volunteers Australia at one of the many sites that has been revegetated through the Restoring Bushland on…

Green Army protecting the Georges River Corridor

Young Australians from the Liverpool region are working to preserve the health of the Georges River Corridor through the Australian Government’s Green Army programme. The Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, and Federal Member for Hughes, Craig Kelly, commended the work of the local youth when they visited the Georges River Riparian Restoration team at…

Green Army Improving Salt Pan Creek

Young Australians from across Western Sydney are beginning to see the results of their hard work as part of the Australian Government’s Green Army programme. The Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, and Federal Member for Banks, David Coleman, praised the work of the young locals when they visited two Green Army teams working on…

Lowest emissions in 10 years – achieved without a painful carbon tax

Australia’s emissions have fallen to their lowest level for a single quarter in 10 years, according to the Department of the Environment’s latest quarterly update of the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory. Emissions fell by half a million tonnes between the December Quarter 2014 and March Quarter 2015 – that’s a 0.4 per cent reduction in…

Solar boost for community groups in South Australia

The Australian Government will provide grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to install solar photovoltaic panels and solar hot water systems on buildings used by community groups in South Australia. The Solar Towns Programme provides $2.1 million to community groups across Australia to buy and install renewable energy systems on buildings that support the local…