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Funding to secure future of rare Norfolk Island birds

The Australian Government has delivered more than $400,000 to help secure the future of two of Australia’s most threatened bird species.

18 October 2019Ley
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Australian Government wins appeal on wildlife smuggling

The Australian Government and the NSW Court of Criminal Appeals have sent a clear warning to illegal wildlife traders with the handing down of a four year prison sentence to convicted international smuggler Mr Martin Kennedy.

18 October 2019Ley
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New funding to tackle pest fish in the north

A new federally funded project aimed at understanding how invasive Tilapia fish are spreading across the North of Australia, was announced today.

18 October 2019Ley
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Protecting the Antarctic’s ecosystems

Australia is playing a lead role in an international campaign to have a million square kilometres of East Antarctica declared a Marine Protected Area to conserve its distinctive deep-water reefs and feeding areas for marine mammals.

17 October 2019Ley
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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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