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Statement on ongoing sale of meat from endangered sei whales

Yesterday, on the eve of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora 18th Conference of the Parties, I had my department seek an unambiguous commitment from Japan to address the ongoing sale of endangered sei whale meat on the Japanese domestic market.

17 August 2019Ley
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Kakadu's Traditional Owners enter first carbon farming agreement

A carbon farming agreement with Traditional Owners at Kakadu ensures that ancient land management practices will help underwrite the future of Kakadu park tourism and provide a sustainable post mining transition for Traditional Owners.

15 August 2019Ley
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Kakadu's Traditional Owners enter first carbon farming agreement

Joint media release with The Hon Sussan Ley, Minister for The Environment. A carbon farming agreement with Traditional Owners at Kakadu ensures that ancient land management practices will help underwrite the future of Kakadu park tourism and provide a sustainable post mining transition for Traditional Owners.

15 August 2019Taylor
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Support for pumped hydro energy storage in South Australia

Pumped hydro energy storage will soon be a reality in South Australia through the Morrison Government’s commitment to deliver more affordable and reliable power for South Australians.

14 August 2019Taylor
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Indigenous consultancy to lead Kakadu tourism master plan

Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley, has kick-started the Australian Government’s $51 million investment into growing tourism in Kakadu National Park, announcing today that PwC Indigenous Consulting has been appointed to develop the Kakadu Tourism Master Plan.

14 August 2019Ley
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Jabiru future secure as parties sign MoU

A historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed today in Jabiru will secure the town’s future as the tourism heartland of the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park.

14 August 2019Ley
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Love our Reef

Tourism operators on the Great Barrier Reef have sent a clear message to the rest of Australia that the Great Barrier Reef is open for business.

13 August 2019Ley
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Liddell Taskforce to address reliability and power prices

The Morrison Government, with the Berejiklian Government, has today announced the establishment of a Commonwealth-led taskforce to consider options to deal with AGL’s announced closure of the Liddell Power Station in NSW in 2023.

9 August 2019Taylor
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Government acts to deliver affordable, reliable gas

The Liberal-National Government will help secure gas supplies, put downward pressure on prices and encourage new investment in gas supplies. The measures we announce today will help to protect Australian industry and jobs.

6 August 2019Taylor
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Empowering communities to protect local environments

The Morrison Government is delivering on a $22 million commitment to help local communities strengthen local environments, with applications opening today for the Communities Environment Program.

5 August 2019Ley
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Extension of Liddell Power Station

The Government welcomes the announcement by AGL to extend operations at the Liddell Power Station until April 2023 and maintain full operation of Torrens A power station until September 2022.

2 August 2019Taylor
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Getting rid of energy bill late payment penalties

In February this year the Australian Government asked the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) to crack down on sneaky late payment fees charged by energy retailers to both electricity and gas customers who have failed to meet discount conditions.

1 August 2019Taylor

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