Delivering for Corio

Protecting the Environment

Whether it’s Landcare, our local environment fund, our cleaner oceans strategy or the many programs we are funding to combat climate change, protecting our environment is a key priority across out beautiful coastal and rural electorate.


The Morrison Government’s climate action programs include the following:  

These programs are underpinned by the following Government policies on climate action:


As a result of these programs and policies, Australia

  • is a world leader in renewable energy investment with one in five Australian homes now with rooftop solar panels;
  • is embracing a range of clean energy technologies including in the electricity market;
  • has exceeded its 2020 Kyoto emissions target by 411 million tonnes and is on track to meet and beat our 2030 Paris emissions target which is to reduce emissions to 26-28 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030. This target represents a 50-52 per cent reduction in emissions per capita and a 64-65 per cent reduction in the emissions intensity of the economy between 2005 and 2030; and
Media Releases

$1 billion transformation of Australia’s waste and recycling industry

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT SUSSAN LEY AND ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR WASTE REDUCTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT TREVOR EVANS The Morrison Government will commit $190 million to a new Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) that will generate $600 million of recycling investment and drive a billion-dollar transformation of Australia’s

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Media Releases

Australia at the forefront of environmental science

Joint Media Release from Minister for the Environment,  The Hon Susan Ley MP and Senator The Hon Sarah Henderson World Environment Day is a reminder for all Australians of the importance of practical environmental steps we can all take to protect our environment and our native species. The Morrison Government

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