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Moving the Needle on textiles in landfill

As Australian shoppers enter their peak buying time for new clothes, the Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley, has joined the nation’s biggest charity retailers to encourage shoppers to Move the Needle on clothing waste.

13 October 2019Ley
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Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day highlights both the fragile wonder of bird migration and the critical importance of local environmental action to protect habitats and reduce the threat of plastics.

12 October 2019Ley
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Concept designs mark meeting of two cultures

Concept designs for a commemorative installation marking 250 years since Aboriginal Australians met the crew of HMS Endeavour at Sydney’s Kamay Botany Bay are on display for public comment from today.

11 October 2019Ley
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Time to sort through Australia's unique waste issues

The National Meeting of Environment Ministers in Adelaide next month will hear a clear challenge from the waste industry for all levels of government to step up and be part of a national recycling solution.

8 October 2019Ley
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New appointment to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Board

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Duane Fraser, a Wulgurukaba and Bidjara Traditional Owner, to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Board.

3 October 2019Ley
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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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Recycling markets the key to Australia's waste

New markets for fully recycled products, bureaucratic consistency and changes to the way we think about recycling are emerging as the keys to Australia meeting its recycling challenge.

30 September 2019Ley
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Western Sydney’s recycling innovation

Australia’s historic infrastructure boom and a range of exciting new technologies hold important keys to the future of our recycling economy.

27 September 2019Ley
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Australia's recycling technology breakthrough

A new Federally funded microfactory unveiled at the University of NSW is helping to deliver world first technologies that include turning discarded plastic into high quality 3D printing filaments.

26 September 2019Ley
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Industry leaders gather to tackle waste

I have today begun a series of high level industry briefings to both challenge and work with Australia’s leading recyclers to achieve the earliest possible time frame in banning the export of waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres.

26 September 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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Million year ice core drill at the cutting edge

Australian Antarctic Program technicians are at the cutting-edge of a unique project to unlock our climate future, by discovering what changed the world one million years ago.

23 September 2019Ley

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