Tackling the ghostly killers in our oceans

The Morrison Government is launching a crack-down on the tonnes of deadly ghost nets that indiscriminately kill tens of thousands of marine animals in Northern Australian waters each year. The Australian Fisheries Management Authority, in partnership with Parks Australia, recently recovered two massive nets, spanning a combined 820 metres and weighing an estimated 3.7 tonnes,…

New grants open to preserve Australia’s heritage

Applications are now open under the third round of the federal government’s Australian Heritage Grants program. Grants of between $25,000 and $400,000 are available for projects that strengthen our national heritage. Regional communities will be among the key beneficiaries under this funding round designed to protect and preserve Australia’s national and world heritage sites, promote…

Federal government to fund new marine vessel for Yirrganydji Land and Sea Rangers

The Cairns-based Yirrganydji Land and Sea Rangers will receive funding to purchase a boat so they can continue to monitor, preserve and improve sea country through marine surveillance and restoration. Funding of $270,000 for the purchase of a marine vessel will be delivered through the National Indigenous Australians Agency’s Capacity Building for Indigenous Rangers Strategy.…