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$3 million for Koala hospitals

Koala rescue and medical services in South East Queensland have received $3 million in support funding as bushfires highlight the threats facing our native wildlife.

10 December 2019Ley
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$6 million boost for our Marine Parks

The Morrison Government is furthering its commitment to healthy and cleaner oceans today by announcing the opening of the second round of the Our Marine Parks Grants program.

9 December 2019Ley
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Draft Plan of Management to guide the future of Uluru-Kata Tjuta

A draft Plan of Management for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park released today focuses on preserving traditional Anangu culture, building new tourism experien

9 December 2019Ley
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Reports to World Heritage Committee on Great Barrier Reef, Tasmanian Wilderness

Australia’s latest reports to the World Heritage Committee outline the comprehensive action being undertaken by the Australian and state governments to protect and sustain the Great Barrier Reef and the Tasmanian Wilderness.

2 December 2019Ley
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Australia marks treaty anniversary with increased Antarctic commitment

Joint media release with Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs. Australia is marking the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty System with a $58.8 million commitment to strengthen our scientific and environmental leadership in Antarctica.

2 December 2019Ley
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Congestion busting for environmental assessments

Communities, environmental groups and businesses will have greater transparency over the progress of major environmental projects as the Morrison government focusses on deregulation reform.

21 November 2019Ley
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Real action on waste - with no green washing

The Australian Government is strongly committed to reducing waste, increasing recycling rates and building capacity in Australia’s waste and recycling industry.

20 November 2019Ley
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Helping our wildlife recover from bushfires

I have asked a meeting of Koala experts and on-ground practitioners in Brisbane tomorrow to urgently identify key  priorities for Koala habitats in northern NSW and southern Queensland arising from

20 November 2019Ley
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Ministers endorse Reef Strategy

The Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum in Townsville has endorsed current reef management strategies and highlighted the importance of a coordinated Federal and State approach in protecting the R

19 November 2019Ley
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NASA's Antarctic search for alien life

A NASA team is travelling with the Australian Antarctic Program to test an under-ice robot that could one day search for extra-terrestrial life on an icy Jupiter moon.

19 November 2019Ley
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Court delivers prison sentence for wildlife smuggler

The NSW District Court has delivered a clear warning to potential wildlife smugglers with the sentencing of a man to 15 months imprisonment for attempting to smuggle native lizards to Hong Kong in ‘chip’ containers and children’s toys.

15 November 2019Ley
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Recycling to protect young lives

It is the recycling decision that could save a life and that it is why a landmark agreement signed by motoring groups and the child car seat industry in Canberra today is such an important step in National Recycling Week (Nov 11-17).

13 November 2019Ley

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