The Productivity Commission has released a draft report on its inquiry into national water reform and invited public comment by October 19.
The Government has introduced legislation in federal Parliament to help improve Australia’s air quality.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has released a discussion paper outlining a number of proposals aimed at strengthening governance arrangements for deductible gift recipient (DGR) organisations.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has endorsed a plan agreed by Murray Darling Basin water ministers, outlining how the Basin Plan will be implemented.
Ahead of the much anticipated presentation of Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s final report on the national energy market to the COAG meeting in Hobart, there were signs that the major political parties were moving towards a possible breakthrough.
Ahead of the final Finkel Report on the energy industry a new report says that wholesale electricity prices are above long-run costs because of policy uncertainty triggered by protracted political in-fighting about carbon pricing.
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has announced plans to amend the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Act to allow investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS).
The federal Government has released the Low Emissions Technology Roadmap that was commissioned last year from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg has again ruled out introducing an emissions intensity scheme (EIS), saying it would threaten the stability of the electricity sector.
A report released by the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) detailing Australia’s progress towards its 2020 renewable energy target reveals record high investment in renewables in 2016.
The Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee will hold an inquiry into the operation, effectiveness and consequences of relocating corporate Commonwealth entities, as well as the economic, environmental and capability implications.
After the Government’s fourth Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction the Clean Energy Regulator has awarded 47 contracts for 34.4 million tonnes of abatement at an average price per tonne of $10.69.
Australia has ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The Australian Greens have attacked the Government’s plan to have a multi-million water conservation project placed in the hands of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, who is Minister for Agriculture and Water.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced additional funding of $440 million to start key water projects across Australia.
The Government has released for consultation draft amendments to the Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Act which will establish a register of foreign ownership of water entitlements.
The Coalition Government has directed the CSIRO to re-direct its focus back to climate science.
The Coalition says it will invest up to $100 million a year in renewable energy and energy efficient technologies in cities, if re-elected.
A Labor government’s policies on renewable energy will reverse “the three years of destruction wrought by the Abbott-Turnbull Government on this growth industry which employs 20,000 Australians,” says Labor leader Bill Shorten.
In the wake of the Paris climate agreement, the Senate is to inquire into carbon risk disclosure in Australia – an initiative of the Australian Greens.
The Australian Greens welcomed the announcement by world leaders at the Paris Climate Change Summit of a framework agreement to tackle global warming.
In the lead-up to the second Emissions Reduction Fund auction, the Government announced plans to develop new methodologies to create additional opportunities to participate in future auctions.
Federal Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce has declared that he is firmly in control of water policy now that it has been transferred to his portfolio from Environment.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australia should consider entering the nuclear industry.
Second time around, the Federal Government has approved the development of Australia’s largest coal mine.
The movement of water policy from the Environment portfolio to that of Agriculture and Water Resources is reported to have caused tensions within the Coalition.
The Attorney-General’s portfolio is the biggest loser in Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s shakeup of the Government.
Federal Parliament has passed legislation that will cap the Federal Government’s water buybacks at 1,500 gigalitres, to protect the social and economic fabric of Murray Darling Basin communities.
The federal Environment Department has released a draft policy statement providing guidance on the use of advanced offsets under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
The Environment Department has published a draft set of guidelines which aims to improve how proponents engage and consult Indigenous people during the environmental assessment process.