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Report finds Bight exploration subject to rigorous assessment

Joint media release with The Hon Matthew Canavan MP, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia. An independent audit by Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO released by the Government today has found the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority is applying stringent environmental regulation in considering applications for oil exploration in the Great Australian Bight.

20 September 2019Ley
Media release

Protecting human safety

The Federal Government is working with the Queensland government and all agencies to ensure effective shark protection measures are in place along the Queensland Coast.

19 September 2019Ley
Media release

Kakadu Roads Strategy tender awarded

The Australian Government is delivering on its $216 million investment to upgrade Kakadu National Park, today announcing the successful tenderer to lead development of the Kakadu Roads Strategy.

13 September 2019Ley
Media release

Steps we can take to save our threatened species

Australia’s domestic cat owners can help save 61 million birds and 53 million reptiles by marking today’s Threatened Species Day with a resolve to ensure responsible pet management.

7 September 2019Ley
Media release

Shipwreck discovery in the Coral Sea

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.

6 September 2019Ley
Media release

Grants projects improve Marine Park health and sustainable fishing

Australia’s peak fishing groups are embarking on a $5 million program of activity that supports Australia’s Marine Parks networks and promotes sustainable fishing.

3 September 2019Ley
Media release

2017 - 2018 Reef Water Quality Report Card released

The report card outlines the progress of the Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan. This plan seeks to improve the quality of water flowing from the land to the Great Barrier Reef.

30 August 2019Ley
Media release

Supporting the Great Barrier Reef

The 2019 Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report, which I have tabled in Parliament today underlines the critical importance of the Morrison Government’s $1.2 billion investment in the Reef and of its $3

30 August 2019Ley
Media release

Australia's strong voice against illegal wildlife trade

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora has ended its three-yearly conference in Geneva overnight ratifying a number of key proposals championed by Australia during the two week meeting.

29 August 2019Ley
Media release

Australia to pursue domestic ivory ban

Australia has addressed the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora in Geneva, formally announcing our intention to close the domestic trade of elephant ivory and rhino horn.

22 August 2019Ley
Media release

Statement on ongoing sale of meat from endangered sei whales

Yesterday, on the eve of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora 18th Conference of the Parties, I had my department seek an unambiguous commitment from Japan to address the ongoing sale of endangered sei whale meat on the Japanese domestic market.

17 August 2019Ley
Media release

Kakadu's Traditional Owners enter first carbon farming agreement

A carbon farming agreement with Traditional Owners at Kakadu ensures that ancient land management practices will help underwrite the future of Kakadu park tourism and provide a sustainable post mining transition for Traditional Owners.

15 August 2019Ley

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