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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World Heritage Committee upholds draft decision to not list Great Barrier Reef "in-danger" - 1 July 2015
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Jul
2015
Investment by the Australian and Queensland Governments, industry and the community in the Great Barrier Reef exceeds more than $485 million in 2014/15 alone.
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Jul
2015
The Minister for the Environment has announced 156 approved projects from the Round 3 project call.
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Jun
2015
On 1 June 2015 the outcomes of the 2014-15 Protecting National Historic Sites Programme were announced. 18 applications were successful under the round with a total value of $8,657,280.
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Jun
2015
On 29 May 2015 the World Heritage Centre published the World Heritage Committee’s draft decision with regard to the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
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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