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Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Page: 11738

Caring for our Country

(Question No. 1068)

Mr Hunt asked the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in writing, on 18 June 2012:

Can he list all of the different subprograms within the Caring for our Country budget for which commitments have been made or allocated.

Mr Burke: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The table below shows the list of subprograms within the Caring for our Country budget. These details are also available publicly on the NRM website ( through the Caring for our Country business plans and annual report cards.

National Priority Area

Budget items

National Reserve System

Indigenous Protected Areas

National Reserve System

Biodiversity and natural icons

Natural Icons and World Heritage

Biodiversity protection


Environmental Stewardship

Tasmanian devil

Cane toads

National Wildlife Corridors

Coastal environments and critical aquatic habitats

Reef Rescue

Community Coastcare

Gippsland Lakes and Eastern Creek Wetlands

Aquatic habitats

Tuggerah Lakes

Local environment initiatives—mid-north coast, NSW

Sustainable farm practices


Land management change

Community skills, knowledge and engagement

Caring for our Country Facilitators

Working on Country

Indigenous Emissions Trading Scheme

Community Action Grants

Community, Skills, Knowledge and Engagement

Regional base-level funding

Administration / Implementation


Monitoring, evaluation reporting and improvement

Core departmental activities and Administration of the EPBC Act