Garrett announces tenders for Murray-Darling basin

By Staff Writer A total of $270 million in new water purchasing initiatives in the Murray-Darling Basin has been announced today by the Acting Minister for Water, Peter Garrett. A series of three short tenders of $90 million each will be conducted in the southern connected River Murray system in the first half of 2010. […]

Calls for organic waste policy

By Angela Dorizas The Federal Government needs to set a national target on organic waste recovery and rapidly increase greenhouse gas capture on landfill sites, according to the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA). Speaking at the Zero Waste Summit in Sydney yesterday, WMAA NSW president, Mike Ritchie, urged governments to develop policies that would […]

Traveston Dam rejected

Local residents have welcomed the Federal Government’s proposed decision to reject the Traveston Dam project on the Mary River. Image: Arkin Mackay/ By Angela Dorizas Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett has announced a proposed decision to reject Queensland’s Traveston Dam project because the impacts on the environment would be too great. Mr Garrett said the project could […]

Garrett announces landmark e-waste recycling scheme

  Under the new national e-waste recycling scheme, 80 per cent of all televisions and computes are expected to be recycled by 2021.     By Angela Dorizas Computers and televisions will be diverted from landfill under a landmark national e-waste recycling scheme. Federal and state environment ministers agreed to a new national policy on waste and […]

Townsville marks one year as solar city

By Staff Writer Townsville City Council representatives have joined the Environment Minister Peter Garrett, project leaders and guests to mark the first year of the city’s $32 million solar initiative. Townsville is one of seven cities in the Australian Government’s $94 million Solar Cities program. The project is delivered by a consortium led by Ergon, […]

Solar hot water rebates for fire-affected communities

By Staff Writer The Federal Government has opened up the solar hot water rebate to Victorians who lost their homes in the February bushfires. The rebate is not usually available for people building new homes, but the Environment Minister Peter Garrett said he had made an exception for homes lost in the fires. “This is […]


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