Environment Protection

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Banksia Foundation Minister's Award for the Environment Finalists

Australian businesses are emerging as world leaders in tackling environmental challenges with 2019 Banksia Sustainability awards shining the light on some incredible innovation.

3 October 2019Ley
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Queensland Labor caught out on public safety

I have today written to the Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries, the Hon Mark Furner, providing him with advice from the Australian Government Solicitor that mak

25 September 2019Ley
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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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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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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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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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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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Dig in for National Tree Day

Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley is encouraging people across the country to plant a tree today, as part of National Tree Day.  

28 July 2019Ley
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Funding boost to help improve River Torrens health

The Australian and South Australian governments will together invest $4 million to revitalise valuable wetlands at Breakout Creek in the River Torrens to improve the health of the river, protect native species and deliver benefits to the local community.

10 July 2019Ley
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Terms of reference for NOPSEMA audit released

Joint media release with The Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia.
The Coalition Government has released terms of reference for the Chief Scientist’s independent audit of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority’s (NOPSEMA) consideration of exploration in the Great Australian Bight.

28 June 2019Ley
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Japan withdraws from the International Whaling Convention

Japan’s withdrawal from the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling and its decision-making body, the International Whaling Commission, has now taken effect and Japan is resuming commercial whaling within its waters.

2 July 2019Ley


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