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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Announcement of the outcomes of the 2015-16 Solar Towns Programme (Round 2). 17 applications were successful under the round.
01
Feb
2016
The call for applications for funding through the Protecting National Historic Sites programme is now open. Applications close Thursday 25 February 2016
29
Jan
2016
The story of the Burke and wills Expedition – and the crucial role of the Yandruwandha Aboriginal people who assisted them – has been formally recognised by inclusion in the National Heritage List.
22
Jan
2016
Australia’s second Biennial Report is a comprehensive summary of Australia’s progress towards meeting its commitments under the UNFCCC.
22
Dec
2015
Tracking to 2020 is an interim update of Australia’s domestic emissions projections to 2019–20 and shows how Australia is tracking to meet the abatement task associated with the 2020 emissions target.
22
Dec
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