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Appointment of the Australian Energy Regulator Chair

Joint media release with The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Treasurer. The Morrison Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Clare Savage as the full-time Chair and State/Territory member of the Australian Energy Regulator, for a five year period commencing from 14 October 2019.

20 September 2019Taylor
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Report finds Bight exploration subject to rigorous assessment

Joint media release with The Hon Matthew Canavan MP, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia. An independent audit by Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO released by the Government today has found the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority is applying stringent environmental regulation in considering applications for oil exploration in the Great Australian Bight.

20 September 2019Ley
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Protecting human safety

The Federal Government is working with the Queensland government and all agencies to ensure effective shark protection measures are in place along the Queensland Coast.

19 September 2019Ley
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Taking action to lower power prices

Joint media release with The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Treasurer. The Morrison Government has today reintroduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019.

18 September 2019Taylor
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Government reforms driving competition and fairer energy deals

Joint media release with The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Treasurer. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has found that access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is improving on the back of strong action taken by the Liberal National Government to deliver a fairer deal on energy.

16 September 2019Taylor
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Kakadu Roads Strategy tender awarded

The Australian Government is delivering on its $216 million investment to upgrade Kakadu National Park, today announcing the successful tenderer to lead development of the Kakadu Roads Strategy.

13 September 2019Ley
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2019 Australian Energy Update

Australia’s energy landscape is more productive and profitable than ever before, according to the latest report into domestic supply and usage.

13 September 2019Taylor
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Energy efficiency laws deliver savings for households and businesses

A review of national laws covering energy efficiency shows they are successfully reducing power bills and greenhouse gas emissions.

12 September 2019Taylor
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Steps we can take to save our threatened species

Australia’s domestic cat owners can help save 61 million birds and 53 million reptiles by marking today’s Threatened Species Day with a resolve to ensure responsible pet management.

7 September 2019Ley
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A wave of energy for King Island, Tasmania

The Liberal National Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), is investing $4 million into a wave energy technology trial in Tasmania.

7 September 2019Taylor
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Australia meets with Pacific Environment Ministers in Samoa

The Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management, Trevor Evans MP, was today in Samoa to discuss the key environmental issues facing the region.

6 September 2019Evans
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Shipwreck discovery in the Coral Sea

With September marking the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War, Australian researchers believe they have made an exciting discovery in the Coral Sea Marine Park—the wreck of a US oil tanker USS Neosho, sunk defending Australia in the Battle of the Coral Sea.

6 September 2019Ley

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