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Budj Bim shows the value of world heritage

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.

10 July 2019Ley
Media release

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
Media release

World Heritage Listing for Australia’s oldest aquaculture

The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape of south-western Victoria has been confirmed as the first Australian site to be awarded World Heritage status solely for its Aboriginal cultural values.

6 July 2019Ley
Media release

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
Media release

Threatened Species Listings

Having carefully considered recommendations made by Australia’s Threatened Species Scientific Committee, the Threatened Species List has been updated to reflect all listings I have received for review to date.

28 June 2019Ley
Media release

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
Media release

Report shows need for clear environmental protection rules

The release of the Craik report today highlights the importance of strong environmental protection that Australians can understand, navigate and support.

27 June 2019Ley
Media release

A state emblem with national priority - the Leadbeater’s possum

Today I am taking decisive and informed action in relation to our country’s threatened plants and animals.

24 June 2019Ley
Media release

World Oceans Day

Did you know that 70% of the planet is an ocean?

7 June 2019Ley
Media release

We’re taking practical action this World Environment Day

Australians generate about 67 million tonnes of waste a year, and that figure is growing.

5 June 2019Ley
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