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.


On 15 April 2014, the Department released Australia’s National Greenhouse Accounts presenting national, state and territory and industry emissions estimates.
The Australian Government is seeking applications from community organisations for potential Green Army Projects.
The Department is inviting tenders from Service Providers interested in being involved in the Green Army Programme.

Emissions Reduction Fund Green Paper

The consultation period on the Emissions Reduction Fund Green Paper has now closed.

Read the Green Paper

Repealing the Carbon Tax

The Australian Government has introduced a package of bills to repeal the carbon tax as its first item of legislative business in the new Parliament.

See: carbon tax repeal

A Plan for a Cleaner Environment

Find out more about the Australian Government’s plan for a cleaner environment.