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Environment and Energy Portfolio Ministers

13th Dec 2019 - 31st Jan 2020
Official portrait of Trevor Evans
Member for Brisbane Trevor Evans
Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management
13th Dec 2019 - 31st Jan 2020
Official portrait of Angus Taylor
Member for Hume Angus Taylor
Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction
13th Dec 2019 - 31st Jan 2020
Official portrait of Sussan Ley
Member for Farrer Sussan Ley
Minister for the Environment

Environment and Energy Portfolio Outcomes

12 Outcomes were announced in the April 2019 PBS

Agency Outcome April 2019
Department of the Environment and Energy
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Conserve, protect and sustainably manage Australia's biodiversity, ecosystems, environment and heritage through research, information management, supporting natural resource management, establishing and managing Commonwealth protected areas, and reducing and regulating the use of pollutants and hazardous substances.
$662,453,000
Bureau of Meteorology
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Enabling a safe, prosperous, secure and healthy Australia through the provision of weather, water, climate and ocean services
$407,018,000
Department of the Environment and Energy
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to the impacts of climate change, contribute to effective global action on climate change, and support technological innovation in clean and renewable energy, through developing and implementing a national response to climate change.
$333,889,000
Clean Energy Regulator
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Contribute to a reduction in Australia's net greenhouse gas emissions, including through the administration of market based mechanisms that incentivise reduction in emissions and the promotion of additional renewable energy generation.
$330,940,000
Australian Renewable Energy Agency
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Support improvements in the competitiveness of renewable energy and related technologies and the supply of renewable energy by administering financial assistance, developing analysis and advice about, and sharing information and knowledge with regard to, renewable energy and related technologies.
$284,435,000
Department of the Environment and Energy
Outcome 3:
Outcome 3: Advance Australia's strategic, scientific, environmental and economic interests in the Antarctic region by protecting, administering and researching the region.
$185,874,000
Department of the Environment and Energy
Outcome 4:
Outcome 4: Support the reliable, sustainable and secure operations of energy markets through improving Australia's energy efficiency, performance and productivity for the community.
$126,499,000
Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Facilitate increased flows of finance into Australia's clean energy sector, applying commercial rigour to investing in renewable energy, low-emissions and energy efficiency technologies, building industry capacity, and disseminating information to industry stakeholders
$109,807,000
Director of National Parks
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Management of Commonwealth reserves as outstanding natural places that enhance Australia's well-being through the protection and conservation of their natural and cultural values, supporting the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in managing their traditional land and sea country, and offering world class natural and cultural visitor experiences.
$81,908,000
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: The long-term protection, ecologically sustainable use, understanding and enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef for all Australians and the international community, through the care and development of the Marine Park.
$74,407,000
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Enhanced appreciation and understanding of the natural and cultural values of Sydney for all visitors, through the remediation, conservation and adaptive re-use of, and access to, Trust lands on Sydney Harbour.
$21,095,000
Climate Change Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Provide expert advice to the Australian Government on climate change mitigation initiatives, including through conducting regular and specifically commissioned reviews and through undertaking climate change research.
$1,553,000

The Environment and Energy Portfolio has 9 agencies in the PBS

AgencyApril 2019
1 Department of the Environment and Energy 1,308,715,000
2 Bureau of Meteorology 407,018,000
3 Clean Energy Regulator 330,940,000
4 Australian Renewable Energy Agency 284,435,000
5 Clean Energy Finance Corporation 109,807,000
6 Director of National Parks 81,908,000
7 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 74,407,000
8 Sydney Harbour Federation Trust 21,095,000
9 Climate Change Authority 1,553,000

9 agencies remain unchanged at March 2020

March 2020
1 Australian Renewable Energy Agency 284,435,000
2 Bureau of Meteorology 407,018,000
3 Clean Energy Finance Corporation 109,807,000
4 Clean Energy Regulator 330,940,000
5 Climate Change Authority 1,553,000
6 Department of the Environment and Energy 1,308,715,000
7 Director of National Parks 81,908,000
8 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 74,407,000
9 Sydney Harbour Federation Trust 21,095,000

Program figures as at April 2018. Figures in billions

Improving the Outlook for the Great Barrier Reef

Year to DateCurrentEstimateProjectionProjection
2018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
0.083 0.074 0.073 0.078 0.078

Revised figures PAES (changed programs only).