Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - May, 2013
The Victorian Government has released the framework for assessing the environmental impacts of the proposed East West Link between the Eastern Freeway to the Port of Melbourne.
A team of scientists from the CSIRO have produced the largest flexible, plastic solar cells in the country – up to 10 times larger than what has previously been able to be produced – using a new solar cell printer.
A new survey of over 1,000 people found that 45 per cent of respondents want to see the Federal Government’s carbon price given a go, while those wanting to see it dropped has fallen from 42 per cent to 35 per cent, while those unsure about it has remained at 19 per cent.
SafeWork SA and the SA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) have completed the first stage of a joint audit of licensed asbestos removalists.
The Tasmanian Government has announced it will provide $175,000 each year in continual funding for the operation of the Tasmanian Seed Conservation Centre at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.
The Tasmanian Government has outlined its planned changes to the state’s waste management scheme in this year’s state budget, with State Environment Minister Brian Wightman saying the Government will investigate the possibility of implementing a container deposit scheme as well as exploring the potential for a mine remediation centre of excellence.
The New South Wales Government has officially launched the state’s new biosecurity strategy, with Premier Barry O’Farrell calling on residents to work with government agencies to ensure the sate maintains its ‘excellent biosecurity status’.
Australia is acting on the international stage to address ocean fertilisation, an emerging technology that presents a significant risk to the international marine environment.
The speed of climatic change is up to 20 per cent slower than previously thought, according to a new research report from Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute.
New research from the Australian National University (ANU) has found that the earth’s core is spinning out of sync with the rest of the planet, frequently speeding up and slowing down to compensate.
The Federal Government has released a new interactive online map which shows the extent of investment in clean energy projects around the country under the Clean Energy Future package.
The Federal Government has passed new legislation through Parliament that will strengthen the authority of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority.
The Victorian Government has rolled out its new $1 billion Biodiversity Conservation Strategy, which it says will serve the needs of both the housing industry and the state’s biodiversity.
This week’s Federal Budget has secured funding for the rollout Murray-Darling Basin reform, delivering on a range of key reforms according to Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke.
The Federal and South Australian Governments are seeking public feedback on three new mining and infrastructure plans that will aim to guide the rollout of major transport, logistics, energy and water projects in regional South Australian.
The Federal Government has announced it will bring forward $160 million in Clean Technology Investment Program funding to the 2014-15 financial year, in a bid to increase manufacturing investment and boost productivity.