• Threatened Species update: Leadbeater’s possum

    Today I am taking decisive and informed action in relation to our country’s threatened plants and animals. While there are a range of views, I have listened carefully to advice from Australia’s Threatened Species Scientific Committee and those who make their living from the land, and decided that the...

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  • Farrer food on show in October

    It is my pleasure to invite local growers across Farrer to participate in a wonderful annual showcase of our region’s produce. To be staged in Canberra on 16th October, the Farrer Food Fair is a chance for us to show off what we do best in agriculture – food,...

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  • World Oceans Day – 08 June

    Did you know that 70% of the planet is an ocean? Did you also know 70% of our oxygen comes from the world’s oceans? Saturday 08 June is United Nation’s World Oceans Day, to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the...

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  • Taking practical action on World Environment Day

    Australians generate about 67 million tonnes of waste a year, and that figure is growing. The Australian Government is taking practical action on waste, to better manage it here in Australia and ensure our valuable resources are recycled and reused over and over again. As part of our commitment...

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  • New Scott Morrison Ministry

    I am pleased and proud to be appointed as Minister for the Environment in Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s new Ministry. Australians hold strong views on caring for our environment, both locally and globally, and I look forward to listening to the variety of perspectives and ideas that will be...

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