Member for Isaacs

Media Releases

One Hundred Indigenous Students Visit Federal Parliament for Work Experience

12 September 2012

Mount Isa student Jerome Pang, 16, joined Mark Dreyfus, Cabinet Secretary and Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, this week for work experience in the federal parliament as part of the 2012 Learn Earn Legend! - Work Exposure with Government program.

Solar Schools Lead the Way on Clean Energy Education

30 August 2012

New grants under the National Solar Schools Program have been announced today with nearly 60% of primary and secondary schools across Australia now having received more than $217 million to install renewable energy and boost energy efficiency on campus.

Reef HQ Aquarium Cuts Power Bills and Pollution to Help Protect Great Barrier Reef

29 August 2012

Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, today visited Townsville's Reef HQ Turtle Hospital and inspected the aquarium's impressive energy efficiency innovations.

$1.4 Million Energy Efficiency Makeover for City of Canada Bay

09 August 2012

The Federal Government is helping Canada Bay Council in NSW save tens of thousands of dollars on energy bills with a $1.4 million energy efficiency grant to upgrade local facilities, under the national Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP).

Federal Grant for Sydney Semiconductor Manufacturer to Cut Energy Use, Reduce Pollution and Save Tens of Thousands of Dollars

09 August 2012

Technology company, Silanna Semiconductor, which makes microelectronic circuits for space and defence satellites, deep-space probes and mobile phone infrastructure, has been awarded a Federal Government grant worth nearly a quarter of a million dollars to reduce its energy use and cut carbon emissions intensity by more than 21 per cent.

Clean Energy Regulator Determination on Local Government List

15 June 2012

The Clean Energy Regulator has today made a determination on the number of local councils with landfill sites that could be emitting large amounts of methane and other gasses.

Communities Share in $42 Million for Smarter Energy Use

13 June 2012

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, and Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus, today announced over $42 million in grants to improve energy efficiency across community buildings and facilities.

NSW Government's Scare Campaign on Council Rates is a $14 Million Dud

29 May 2012

The New South Wales Government has today confirmed that the Federal Government's household assistance package, on average, will cover council rate rises that might arise from the Clean Energy Future Plan.

Opportunities for local councils

22 May 2012

In recent weeks a number of local governments from around Australia have asked about how the carbon price will apply to pollution from local landfill sites and the potential impact this might have on rates for local communities.

Local Government Landfill A Chance to Cut Pollution and Earn Carbon Credits - Alga Forum to Clear Up Council Questions

23 April 2012

The Australian Government will join forces with the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) today to address questions from local government across Australia about cutting pollution and earning carbon credits when the carbon price on large landfills comes into effect in July.