Member for Isaacs

Media Releases

Gillard Government's Carbon Farming Initiative a win for farmers

16 June 2011

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, welcomed the passage of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011 through the House of Representatives today, describing it as a win for farmers, a win for Indigenous Australia and a win for the environment.

Opposition 'concerns' with Carbon Farming Initiative a smokescreen to hide internal divisions

15 June 2011

It's time for Liberal MPs to show some backbone, stand up to the ill-informed stance of the Nationals and support legislation giving farmers and landholders access to carbon markets worth millions of dollars a year for regional and rural Australia.

Australia's first carbon farming projects a step closer

25 May 2011

Indigenous land managers across remote regions of the north of Australia may be able to earn carbon credits for improving fire management under the Government's Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).

Coalition to Australian farmers: you'll have to wait

25 May 2011

The Opposition's climate spokesman, Greg Hunt, today moved to delay the Government's plans to credit farmers actions to reduce carbon pollution.

Climate change awareness project launched in Canberra

25 May 2011

The Earthwatch ClimateWatch Trail was launched at Parliament House today by Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Mark Dreyfus.

Building resilience of coastal communities to climate change

05 May 2011

The Australian Government will invest $3.2 million to help demonstrate how coastal communities can adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change.

First meeting of the Land Sector Working Group

03 May 2011

The climate change Land Sector Working Group met today to discuss the opportunities that a carbon price would provide to farmers and landholders in rural and regional Australia.

Community input on household assistance

02 May 2011

The Gillard Government has established a working group of community sector leaders to help advise the Government on a generous assistance package for Australian households, under a carbon pricing mechanism.

Land Sector Working Group members announced

19 April 2011

The Gillard Government today announced the members of the Land Sector Working Group to examine the benefits and opportunities for the land sector under a carbon price.