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 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.
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.
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.
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.