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Australian Government support for PFAS management

07-May-2018 3:05 PM
The Australian Government’s PFAS Taskforce today announced that the Australian Government is continuing to support local communities affected by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination with a new $73.1 million package of measures.

Independent reviewer seeks farmers and interested stakeholder views

07-May-2018 2:44 PM
The head of the independent review into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and farmers, Dr Wendy Craik, today called for Australia’s farmers and other stakeholders to have their say on how national environment law affects them.

FORMER MANAGING DIRECTOR GUILTY OF GRANT MONEY MISUSE

15-Feb-2018 3:27 PM
A former Managing Director and consultant to the Australian Rainforest Foundation (ARF), Mr Roger Frederick Phillips, has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment after he was found guilty of two charges of General Dishonesty—Cause a Risk of a Loss to the Commonwealth.

Canberra skull importer convicted

08-Feb-2018 4:15 PM
A former University of Canberra student, Brent Philip Counsell, has been fined $5,500 and placed on a two year good behaviour bond after he pled guilty to 14 charges relating to possessing and importing illegal animal remains.

$12,600 for illegally importing goods containing synthetic greenhouse gas

19-Jan-2018 11:50 AM
A New South Wales-based importer has been fined $12 600 by the Department of Environment and Energy for importing vehicles with air conditioning units containing a common refrigerant gas without an appropriate licence.

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MAN GUILTY ON 10 CHARGES OF WILDLIFE CRIME

16-Jan-2018 11:03 AM
A forty-nine-year old security contractor has pled guilty to nine charges of possessing, and one charge of importing, illegal animal specimens listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

ALERT SERVICE ROLLS OUT IN MORE AREAS, TO HELP FISHERS COMPLY WITH MARINE RESERVE RULES

31-Oct-2014 10:48 AM
From tomorrow, the successful alert service that helps Commonwealth commercial fishers operate in and around Commonwealth Marine Reserves will be expanded to become available in new regions around the country. The CMR alert system notifies Commonw

Bush Blitz poised to discover new species on Queensland Bush Heritage property

12-Oct-2014 9:00 AM
The unknown microorganisms in our water table will be under the microscope this week, as the Bush Blitz team surveys Bush Heritage’s Carnarvon Station Reserve in central Queensland.   “A dozen scientists from around the country have descended

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