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

The Department is seeking public comment on a draft revised assessment bilateral agreement with Queensland. Comments close Friday 21 November 2014.
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Oct
2014
Today the Australian Government placed the Nullarbor Plain’s Koonalda Cave on the National Heritage List in recognition of its rare Aboriginal archaeology and heritage.
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Oct
2014
Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods on facilities, wastewater treatment and transport released for public consultation. Consultation period closes 12 November 2014
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Oct
2014
The 20 Year Australian Antarctic Strategic Plan provides a blueprint for Australia’s future engagement in the region and options to expand Tasmania’s role as a leading Antarctic science and logistics hub.
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Oct
2014
Round One of the 20 Million Trees Programme’s competitive grants is now open - applications close 2.00 pm AEDT on Thursday 30 October
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Oct
2014

Emissions Reduction Fund

The Government has introduced a Bill to implement the Emissions Reduction Fund.

Carbon tax abolished

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

See: carbon tax repeal