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

Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods on Reforestation and Avoided land clearing released for public consultation. Consultation period closes 19 December 2014
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The Government is proposing a new set of rules to support the operation of the Emissions Reduction Fund: the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015 (the Rules). Comments close 19 December.
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2014
Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods on Industrial Fuel and Energy Efficiency, Aggregated Small Energy Users, Sequestration of carbon in soil using modelled abatement estimates and Fertiliser use efficiency in irrigated cotton released for...
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2014
Round 2 of the Green Army Programme is now open, applications close Tuesday 9th December
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Nov
2014
Australia will host the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit in Sydney on 12 November 2014.
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2014

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