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National Plastics Plan tackles problematic plastic

05 March, 2021

The Australian Government has released its National Plastics Plan 2021, proposing a wide range of APCO-led initiatives to fight plastic waste.


Roadmap to transition economy to net zero emissions by 2050

25 November, 2020

The Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative has released a roadmap that sets out a bold plan to align Australia's financial system to support a thriving Australian society, a healthy environment, and a strong and prosperous economy.


City of Melbourne looks to build a more sustainable city

16 September, 2020

Councillors in the City of Melbourne will consider proposed changes to the planning scheme to deliver more sustainable buildings.


Adelaide Cemeteries awarded environmental accreditation

27 August, 2020

Adelaide Cemeteries has gained internationally recognised ISO 14001 environmental certification, reportedly becoming the first cemetery operator in Australia to do so.


Auditor-General report reveals Vic mine rehabilitation failures

18 August, 2020

Lawyers and environmental NGOs have warned that Victoria's mines are contaminating communities and leaving a legacy of social, financial and environmental liabilities.


Sustainable infrastructure set to aid economic recovery

01 May, 2020

A report commissioned by the Australian Infrastructure Sustainability Council reveals that infrastructure will play a key role in our economic recovery.


Govt prepares for summer fish deaths

14 October, 2019

The government has released a Native Fish Emergency Response Plan to protect the Murray–Darling Basin's native fish ahead of an expected hot and dry summer.


Vic counts down to plastic bag ban

08 October, 2019

Sustainability Victoria has launched the Better Bag Habits campaign to prepare Victorians for the state-wide lightweight plastic bag ban taking effect on 1 November.


7 roads to an electronics circular economy

27 September, 2019 by Savvas Aidonopoulos, Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP)

To build a circular economy for electronics, consider the following building blocks as vital...


WMRR blindsided by SA Government levy increase

21 June, 2019

The SA Government has announced it will increase the Solid Waste Levy from $100 to $140 on 1 January 2020, causing shockwaves at the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia.


Who's responsible for environment in ScoMo's new ministry?

29 May, 2019

Following the 2019 federal election, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appointed his new ministry.


Energy ministers support stronger building energy standards

07 February, 2019 by Lauren Davis

The COAG Energy Council has agreed to a national plan that sets a trajectory towards zero energy (and carbon) ready buildings for Australia.


New National Waste Policy to be based on circular economy

10 December, 2018

Australia's Environment Ministers have set a new unified direction for waste and recycling, agreeing to a National Waste Policy based on the principles of a circular economy.


WMAA asks Price to step up on circular economy

29 November, 2018

The Waste Management Association of Australia calls on the government to introduce policies to incentivise the use of recycled material in Australia.


Get the lowdown on Labor's new energy policy

23 November, 2018 by Lauren Davis

The policy is based around boosting renewables and household batteries — as well as resurrecting the National Energy Guarantee.


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