A Cleaner Environment

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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.

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The Department has released a consultation paper outlining design options for the Emissions Reduction Fund safeguard mechanism. The consultation period closes on 27 April, 2015.
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Mar
2015
Review of the National Carbon Offset Standard and the Carbon Neutral Program - consultation paper. Comments close 22 April 2015.
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Mar
2015
Release of Australia's emissions projections 2014-15
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Mar
2015
Release of the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan
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Mar
2015
Draft methods on High efficiency commercial appliances, Commercial and public lighting, Oil and gas fugitives and Refrigeration and ventilation fan upgrades released for public consultation. Comments close 14 April 2015.
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Mar
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