Wildlife Officers Return Protected Reptiles To The Wild

Wildlife Officers Return Protected Reptiles To The Wild

17 July 2017

Queensland Minister for Environment Steven Miles Protected Reptiles Uncovered In Wildlife Operation Victor P Taffa Wildlife officers have returned a number of protected reptiles to the wild after animals were seized from properties in the Mount Isa, Gold Coast and Caboolture areas during operations lead by the Queensland Police Service (QPS). A total of 32 […]

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Rehabilitating Former Mining Land Produces Better Environmental Outcomes

Rehabilitating Former Mining Land Produces Better Environmental Outcomes

17 July 2017

Queensland Minister for Environment Steven Miles Mine Rehabilitation Case Study Shows The Way Forward Victor P Taffa A resource company case study project to rehabilitate former mining land shows that better environmental outcomes can be achieved, Environment Minister Steven Miles said today.  “Glencore Australia is progressively rehabilitating its Newlands coal mine in central Queensland.” Mr. […]

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Plastic Bag Feel Good Announcement Makes Life Difficult For People

Plastic Bag Feel Good Announcement Makes Life Difficult For People

16 July 2017

Western Australia Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson Australian Retailers Commended For Plastic Bag Ban Victor P Taffa Woolworths and Coles will ban single-use plastic bags across their Australian networks Woolworths expects its stores to be plastic bag free within 12 months Environment Minister Stephen Dawson commended Woolworths Group and Coles Group today after the retailers […]

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South Australia Celebrates 40 Years Of Container Deposit Legislation

South Australia Celebrates 40 Years Of Container Deposit Legislation

03 July 2017

South Australia Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter South Australia Celebrates 40 Years Of Leading In Recycling Beverage Containers Victor P Taffa South Australia is celebrating 40 years since the introduction of the container deposit legislation, leading the nation in the recovery, recycling and litter reduction of beverage containers. “South Australians have embraced […]

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State Govt Looks For New Disposal Of Household Hazardous Waste Sites

State Govt Looks For New Disposal Of Household Hazardous Waste Sites

03 July 2017

South Australia Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter EOI’s Sought For New Sites For Safe Disposal Of Household Hazardous Waste Victor P Taffa State Government is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from local government and industry to host new, permanent facilities for the collection of household hazardous chemicals. “Providing households with improved access […]

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Cradle Mountain Experience Master Plan Project Unveiled By Minister

Cradle Mountain Experience Master Plan Project Unveiled By Minister

24 June 2017

Tasmania Minister for the Environment and Parks Matthew Groom Exciting Times For Cradle Mountain Victor P Taffa Cradle Mountain is one of the jewels in Tasmania’s crown of stunning natural locations. It was my pleasure today to unveil the next step in the Cradle Mountain Experience Master Plan Project, Minister for the Environment and Parks […]

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33 Tasmanian Devils Released Into Wukalina-Mount William Area

33 Tasmanian Devils Released Into Wukalina-Mount William Area

07 June 2017

Tasmania Minister for Environment and Parks Matthew Groom Devils Faring Well After Latest Release Victor P Taffa Latest release of wild devils under the Save The Devil Program (STDP) has taken place with 33 devils released into the wukalina / Mount William area late last month, Minister for Environment and Parks Matthew Groom said.   […]

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Infinity Award Nominations Open Until 23 June 2017

Infinity Award Nominations Open Until 23 June 2017

24 May 2017

Western Australia Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson Nominations Open For Infinity Awards Victor P Taffa Recognition for innovative waste reduction and recycling initiatives Western Australians working to reduce waste and promote re-use and recycling are encouraged to enter this year’s Infinity Awards. “Infinity Awards have been recognising the champions of waste reduction and recycling in […]

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Cleland Wildlife Park Celebrates 50 Years

Cleland Wildlife Park Celebrates 50 Years

22 May 2017

South Australia Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter New One-On-One Koala Feeding Experience To Attract More International Tourists Victor P Taffa Visitors can hand-feed koalas at Cleland Wildlife Park in a new behind-the-scenes tour aimed at encouraging international tourists to add the iconic Adelaide attraction to their Australian itineraries. “New behind-the-scenes koala feeding […]

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Marine Science Institute Receives Funding Boost

Marine Science Institute Receives Funding Boost

21 May 2017

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian More Funding For Marine Science Victor P Taffa Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced $100,000 in funding to help the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) to expand its Chowder Bay, Mosman, location. Premier Berejiklian said the funds would help the Institute develop a business plan for its proposed Centre […]

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Wineglass Bay Track To Be Upgraded

Wineglass Bay Track To Be Upgraded

15 May 2017

Tasmania Minister for Environment Parks and Heritage Matthew Groom Upgrade For Wineglass Bay Track Victor P Taffa Minister for Environment Parks and Heritage Matthew Groom said that the Hodgman Government is the strongest supporter of tourism and the jobs that it creates in regional Tasmania and is why we track improvements are being made on […]

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ABS Reports Australia’s Natural Capital Reaches $6,138 Billion

ABS Reports Australia’s Natural Capital Reaches $6,138 Billion

05 May 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Australia’s Natural Capital Reaches $6,138 Billion Victor P Taffa Total value of Australia’s environmental assets or natural capital was $6,138 Billion at 30 June 2016, more than double the value of $2,953 Billion in 2006, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). These values have […]

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Woodfordia’s Tree Planting Program Soon To Expand

Woodfordia’s Tree Planting Program Soon To Expand

30 April 2017

Queensland Minister for Environment Steven Miles Palaszczuk Government Grant Secures Woodfordia’s Tree Planting Program Victor P Taffa Iconic festival site Woodfordia will expand its tree planting program with the help of a Palaszczuk Government grant. Speaking from Woodford’s annual tree planting festival, Environment Minister Steven Miles said Woodfordia Inc would use $20,898 to boost the […]

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Testing Shows All Brisbane Water Now Safe

Testing Shows All Brisbane Water Now Safe

22 April 2017

Queensland Minister for Environment Steven Miles All Brisbane Water Samples Now Available Indicating Recreational Activities Are Safe Victor P Taffa All water quality results taken at seven locations across Brisbane following the firefighting foam spill are within recreational water use guidelines. Final results from water samples taken on 11 and 18 April were received by […]

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Three Capes Track Welcomes 14,495 Visitors Since December 2015

Three Capes Track Welcomes 14,495 Visitors Since December 2015

20 April 2017

Tasmania Minister for Environment and Parks Matthew Groom Three Capes Track Special Winter Offer Victor P Taffa Tasmanian’s award-winning Three Capes Track has been a huge hit with walkers, with a total of 14,495 local, national and international visitors since opening in December 2015, Minister for Environment and Parks Matthew Groom said. “To celebrate the […]

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Joe Woodward Appointed To NT EPA Board

Joe Woodward Appointed To NT EPA Board

18 April 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Lauren Moss New NT EPA Member Announced Victor P Taffa Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Lauren Moss today announced Mr. Joe Woodward’s appointment to the NT EPA Board. Mr. Woodward brings a wealth of knowledge, qualifications and experience to the role, including over 30 years’ managing […]

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Nominations In Coastal Awards For Excellence Open Until 1 June 2017

Nominations In Coastal Awards For Excellence Open Until 1 June 2017

06 April 2017

Western Australia Minister for Planning Rita Saffioti Recognition For Coastal Care Excellence Victor P Taffa Coastal Awards recognise achievements in coastal planning and management Awards presented as part of the Coastwest program Nominations accepted from across the community Planning Minister Rita Saffioti today announced that nominations for the 2017 Western Australian Coastal Awards for Excellence […]

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Tenders Called For New Public Shelter At Mount Mawson

Tenders Called For New Public Shelter At Mount Mawson

01 April 2017

Tasmania Minister for Environment Parks and Heritage Matthew Groom Tenders Called For Mount Mawson Shelter Upgrade Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is a strong supporter of Tasmania’s much-loved national parks, and we are committed to strategic investment to ensure they can reach their full tourism potential. Minister for Environment Parks and Heritage Matthew Groom has […]

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Andrews Govt Sorts Out The Rubbish

Andrews Govt Sorts Out The Rubbish

26 March 2017

Victoria Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio Keeping Organics Out Of Melbourne Landfills Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is diverting more than half a million tonnes of food and garden waste away from Melbourne’s landfills annually. Through the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group, two major agreements have been secured by councils […]

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Hodgman Govt Announces Funding For Wombat Mange Recovery Program

Hodgman Govt Announces Funding For Wombat Mange Recovery Program

13 March 2017

Tasmania Minister for Environment Parks and Heritage Matthew Groom Government Funding For Wombat Mange Recovery Program Victor P Taffa Hodgman Liberal Government has today announced funding of $100,000 for the establishment of a new program to secure the recovery of Tasmania’s wombat population from the devastating impact of mange, Minister for Environment Parks and Heritage […]

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