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

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The call for applications for funding through the Community Heritage and Icons Grants 2014-15 Programme has now been extended. Applications close Friday 20 March 2015.
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Mar
2015
Commonwealth, state and territory environment ministers met yesterday in Canberra to progress key environment issues of national significance.
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Feb
2015
National Clean Air Agreement discussion paper now open for public comment. Submissions close 17 April 2015.
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Feb
2015
The Minister for the Environment has announced 352 approved projects from the Round 2 project call.
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Feb
2015
Additional $743,000 funding for 11 new projects to protect plants and animals at risk of extinction.
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Feb
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