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Howard, John

Period of Service: 11/03/1996 to 03/12/2007

More information about Howard, John on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 16/04/1998

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 10833

I am delighted to announce today a further $18m investment in

restoring Australia's natural environment.

The projects I announce today will help revitalise our river systems,

restore our agricultural lands and coastal environment and reverse


This is another instalment from the $1.25 billion Natural Heritage

Trust, the largest coordinated investment in the environment in Australia's


Our primary industries are closely linked with our environment. A

degraded environment will lead to lower production, lower regional

growth and lower regional employment.

It is important to get the right balance between production and the

environment and this is what lies at the heart of the Natural Heritage


The Natural Heritage Trust is an important element in the Government's

determination to rebuild regional Australia. Just as the Commonwealth

is investing in regional infrastructure to support growth, so too

we are investing in the environment and sustainable agriculture to

support regional growth and employment.

(A breakdown of funding across all States is available from Primary

Industries and Energy Minister, John Anderson's Office.)

16 April 1998

Transcript 10833