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 approval bilateral agreement with the Australian Capital Territory. Comments close Friday 12 September 2014
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Aug
2014
The Department is seeking public comment on a draft approval bilateral agreement with Tasmania. Comments close Thursday 11 September 2014
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Aug
2014
The Australian Government has abolished the carbon tax, with effect from 1 July 2014.
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Jul
2014
The Australian Government reintroduced a package of bills on 23 June 2014 to repeal the carbon tax.
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2014
On 18 June 2014 the Government introduced to Parliament a bill to implement the Emissions Reduction Fund. The Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 will expand the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.
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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