Antarctic Plan sets new course for Australia in Antarctica

Dr Tony Press and Minister Greg Hunt at the press conference
Dr Tony Press and Minister for the Environment, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP at the press conference for the release of the Plan
Environment Minister Greg Hunt speaking at the press conferenceDr Tony Press speaking at the press conference

The Australian Government today released the 20 Year Australian Antarctic Strategic Plan, which provides a blueprint for Australia’s future engagement in the region and options to expand Tasmania’s role as a leading Antarctic science and logistics hub.

The Government commissioned Dr Tony Press, former Director of the Australian Antarctic Division and former CEO of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, to critically assess Australia’s national interests in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.