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 commercial buildings and avoided clearing of native regrowth released for public consultation. Consultation period closes 23 October 2014.
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Sep
2014
Australia will host the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit in Sydney on 12 November 2014.
25
Sep
2014
Landcare and other community groups will share in up to $5 million, applications close 20 October 2014.
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Sep
2014
The Department is seeking public comment on a draft assessment bilateral agreement with Victoria. Comments close Friday 3 October 2014
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Sep
2014
Draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods on landfill gas, alternative waste treatment and coal mine waste gas released for public consultation. Consultation period closes 1 October 2014.
03
Sep
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