National plastics summit signals changes for plastic recycling

The federal government has concluded the first ever National Plastics Summit reinforcing its commitment to working with industry to increase our recycling capabilities, ensuring markets for recycled products and reducing plastic waste. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said this week’s National Plastics Summit, attended by more than 200 representatives from local and global businesses, state…

Discussion paper talks of treasure in trash

Special Envoy for the Great Barrier Reef Warren Entsch today launched a discussion paper, a first for his new role. Titled: Convenience vs Conservation, the paper takes aim at the prominence of single use plastics in Australia. Launched today as part of National Recycling Week, the paper highlights the importance of improving waste management practices…

Cairns Aquarium to take visitors on underwater journey

Families and visitors to Cairns can now board a multi-dimensional underwater journey, following today’s launch of the Sea Explorer 5D attraction at the Cairns Aquarium and Reef Research Centre. This $1.1 million investment is one of several project components of a $4.7 million project jointly funded by the federal government under the Regional Jobs and…

Great Barrier Reef – 18 June 2018

MR ENTSCH: (Leichhardt) (11:32): There’s no doubt about it; the Great Barrier Reef is the greatest living natural wonder on our planet, and I’m fortunate enough to represent a very large portion of that natural wonder, a very significant amount of which the previous speaker was talking about in relation to the impacts of bleaching. Rather…