A Cleaner Environment

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Crepuscular rays at Pyengana

Our Plan for a Cleaner Environment is central to the Government’s vision for a stronger Australia.

Clean air

The Australian Government will reach its emissions reduction target through its Direct Action Plan to efficiently and effectively source low cost emissions reductions and improve Australia's environment.

Clean land

The Government's focus for the environment is to deliver practical change at the local level.

​Clean water

The Government's Clean Water Plan has community-based and practical environmentalism at its core.

National heritage

The Australian Government will work to instil a new sense of pride in Australia's heritage.

News

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Interested parties are invited to submit information to assist the Department in finalising the legislative instruments detailing the design of the safeguard mechanism.
02
Sep
2015
The Australian Government has agreed a target of 26-28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030.
11
Aug
2015
Round Two of the 20 Million Trees Programme’s competitive grants is now open, applications close 2.00pm AEST (Canberra time) 6 September 2015.
07
Aug
2015
Round Four of the Green Army Programme is now open, applications close Wednesday 16th September 2015.
03
Aug
2015
The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Rule 2015 (No. 1) commenced on 1 August 2015. This Rule amends the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015 which was made in February 2015.
01
Aug
2015

Emissions Reduction Fund

The Emissions Reduction Fund is the centrepiece of the Australian Government's policy suite to reduce emissions.

Carbon tax abolished

The Australian Government has abolished the carbon tax, with effect from 1 July 2014.

See: carbon tax repeal