Updated guidelines for recognition of Australian Government funding for projects are now available.
Details on projects funded through Caring for our Country in 2013-14 are now available.
Congratulations to Jimmy Edgar, winner of the 2013 National NAIDOC Caring for Country Award. Jimmy is a Yawuru and Karajarri man from Western Australia who has shown his passion for country and culture over many years . Jimmy is a respected cultural advisor and teacher within the Yawuru community, and sits on the Yawuru Indigenous Protected Area advisory committee.
Labor will continue to support the work of Australia's regional natural resource management organisations with around $450 million provided under the Regional Delivery component of the Rudd Government's Caring for our Country initiative.
New funding of $5 million to protect the Great Barrier Reef from coral-eating predators was announced today by Federal Minister for the Environment Mark Butler.
The Rudd Government has committed $930,000 to Indigenous organisations and Traditional Owners across Queensland to manage marine turtles, dugongs and sea-country.
The Australian and Queensland governments confirmed their commitment to protecting the Great Barrier Reef with today’s release of the 2013 Reef Water Quality Protection Plan and the 2011 Great Barrier Reef Report Card.
Grants of up to $1.5 million are now available to help farmers prepare for the future by developing and adopting innovative practices and technologies.
Community and agricultural groups across Australia will share in more than $10.7 million in Community Landcare Grants as part of the Sustainable Agriculture stream of Caring for our Country.
Landholders and farmers will be given assistance to reduce the run-off of damaging chemicals into the Great Barrier Reef, under a $200 million extension to the Reef Rescue program.
The Gillard Government will continue its support for organisations that protect and manage Australia's natural resources.
The Australian Government is supporting local community groups to continue their work protecting our precious environment.
The new Caring for our Country Sustainable Agriculture stream will promote sustainable food production, innovation, land management and a skilled community.
Community groups across Australia will be supported by the Gillard Government to continue their work protecting our precious environment.
The Gillard Government will provide a boost to the Great Barrier Reef, with increased funding to fight the crown-of-thorns starfish.
New grants announced today will support community groups and their work to keep Australia's productive land healthy, resilient and sustainable.
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