The 26 member Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has improved environmental protections by prohibiting the discharge of plastics into the sea and expanding restrictions on the dumping and discharge of oil or fuel to the whole Convention Area.
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.
The historic recognition of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in Azerbaijan this week underlines the significant economic, cultural and environmental benefits of World Heritage Listing.
The Australian Government has raised the bar even higher for protection of historic shipwrecks, submerged aircraft and other relics with last night's passage of the Underwater Cultural Heritage Bill 2018 through the House of Representatives.
The Liberal-National Government is pleased to announce Sydney’s Centennial Park has been added to our National Heritage List, elevating the park to the status of other National Heritage places such as Bondi Beach, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Australian War Memorial.
I'm pleased to announce the famous Parkes Observatory - or to most of us - the Dish 'in the middle of the sheep paddock', is one of two new places being assessed for inclusion on our National Heritage List.