Minister for the Environment

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Wildlife experts head to Canberra to steer recovery process

Two days after the announcement of the Morrison Government’s $50 million Wildlife and Habitat Recovery Package, leading wildlife experts and environment groups will meet at Parliament House Canberra today to help steer the recovery process.

15 January 2020Ley
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Zoos to play a vital role in wildlife recovery

Sydney’s Taronga Zoo has underlined the important role a network of major Australian Zoos will play in helping native wildlife recover from the ecological tragedy of Australia’s bushfires with a rare behind the scenes tour of its animal hospital and patients.

14 January 2020Ley
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Initial commitment of $50 million for emergency wildlife and habitat recovery

In response to the devastating bushfires the Federal Government is today making an initial investment of $50 million, as a down-payment to support the immediate work to protect wildlife, and work with scientists, ecologists, communities and land managers to plan the longer-term protection and restoration effort. Joint media release with the Hon. Josh Frydenberg, Treasurer.

13 January 2020Ley
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National plastics summit

Australia will hold its first national plastics summit next year to address our growing plastic waste problem.

30 December 2019Ley
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Helping our native animals recover from fires

While the threat to human life and property from Australia’s bushfires remains the absolute priority, the increasing impacts on our native wildlife also continue.

27 December 2019Ley
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Government support for community-led environmental projects

Communities across Australia will benefit from Morrison Government funding for community-led projects delivering practical environmental outcomes.

23 December 2019Ley
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$9.5 million for on-ground projects in south and north-west Tassie

The protection of one of Australia’s rarest eucalypt species and additional support for endangered species such as the Swift Parrot are among key Tasmanian projects to benefit from the Morrison Government’s $9.5 million investment in Natural Resource Management (NRM) projects over the next four years.

19 December 2019Ley
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$46 million to improve Great Barrier Reef Water Quality

Farmers and organisations in the Townsville and Wide Bay region will have access to $46 million to help tackle water quality in the Lower Herbert, Lower Burdekin and Mary catchments through the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

17 December 2019Ley
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Reef HQ's $26.9 million upgrade

Great Barrier Reef tourism and education have received an additional $26.9 million investment over four years with the upgrade of Townsville’s Reef HQ Aquarium.

17 December 2019Ley
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Backing Australia's recycling industry

More plastic, paper, glass and tyres will be recycled thanks to a new fund set up by the Coalition Government. Joint release Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann, The Hon Angus Taylor MP, The Hon Sussan Ley MP, The Hon Trevor Evans MP

16 December 2019Ley
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Strengthening Australia’s environment partnerships

The Morrison Government’s commitment to cleaner, healthier oceans, the protection of World Heritage Areas and to practical solutions addressing global waste and recycling will be highlighted in a series of high-level meetings I will conduct in Paris this week.

16 December 2019Ley
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$3 million for Koala hospitals

Koala rescue and medical services in South East Queensland have received $3 million in support funding as bushfires highlight the threats facing our native wildlife.

10 December 2019Ley

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