Category Archive: Take Action

Take action requests

Your guide to providing feedback on the Cairns Dredging EIS

Public Comment Period ends 1st June 2015   To help you have your say CAFNEC has provided the following resources: Short Background Some points you may wish to make in providing comment How to have your say A pro-forma letter you can adapt, or sign and send, or email using the easy email tool (scroll …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/05/26/your-guide-to-providing-feedback-on-the-cairns-dredging-eis/

Party with a Purpose this Sunday!

Party with a Purpose As a CAFNEC volunteer or supporter this is your invitation to join us for a night of celebration! Please join us @ Salt house, Cairns, front bar – Sunday 24th May 4-7pm Reserve your free ticket now. Celebration of CAFNEC volunteers and successes hosted by the CAFENC Marine Response Team All CAFNEC …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/05/18/party-with-a-purpose-this-sunday/

Vote for the Environment – what has happened in the last 3 years?

In the lead up to the 2015 election CAFNEC is encouraging everyone to Vote For The Environment and Vote for the Reef. Queensland Conservation Council and The Cairns And Far North Environment Centre are sharing the following summary of the environmental policies enacted in the last three years of Government. This leaflet is being distributed …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/27/vote-environment-happened-last-3-years/

Our Great Barrier Reef is an election issue – Evidence for the obvious

Great Barrier Reef environment health matters to locals and tourists. Evidence has been presented in a new report for what many of us know,- people care about the Great Barrier Reef and want to see it protected. They are willing to pay for this to happen and we at CAFNEC think they are also likely …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/06/great-barrier-reef-is-an-election-issue-evidence-for-the-obvious/

Scientists echo community in calling for Reef 2050 plan improvements

MEDIA RELEASE: In scathing criticism of the Draft Reef 2050 long term sustainability plan for the Great Barrier Reef the country’s leading scientific academy has called for Governments to move away from a ‘business as usual’ approach to reef management. The Reef 2050 report was commissioned after UNESCO demanded Australia come up with a plan …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/28/scientists-echo-community-calling-reef-2050-plan-improvements/

Reef 2050 draft plan – Guide and easy email letter

Introduction The Australian and Queensland governments have released the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan for public comment over a six week period which ends on 27 October 2014. The Plan is designed to inform future development providing an over-arching framework to guide protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area from 2015 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/17/reef-2050-draft-plan-guide-easy-email-letter/

Reef Hour @ Salt House

Reef Hour The Great Barrier Reef and the future of reef tourism. Your reef – your jobs – your future An invitation to tourism operators, crew, divers and others with an interest in the future of the GBR and tourism. Short presentations from tourism professionals and environmental experts and a chance for informal discussions with …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/08/reef-hour-salt-house/

Pictures of Cairns dredging highlight impact

MEDIA RELEASE 03/10/2014 New pictures released today of maintenance dredging in Cairns show the impact of dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates recently joined professional photographers for a fly over the maintenance dredging being undertaken in Cairns port …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/03/pictures-cairns-dredging-highlight-impact/

Community forum on Cairns dredging a resounding success

A great turn out, expert speakers, dozens of committed volunteers and a hot topic – all the ingredients for a highly successful event. CAFNEC would like to thank the speakers and panellists on the night who spoke passionately, clearly and informatively to a full house on a range of topics related to the proposed port …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/09/25/community-forum-cairns-dredging-resounding-success/

Community forum on Cairns Port Dredging Announced

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have today announced the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging. When: 24th September 2014, 6:30 pm start Where: Cairns Choral Society hall, 31-33 Greenslopes Street, North Cairns. What: Presentations and panel discussion from tourism and local industry representatives, leading scientists and environmental experts. Presentations, Q&A, light …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/16/community-forum-cairns-port-dredging-announced/

Page 2 of 41234