Category Archive: Cape York Mining

Cape York Wongai coal mine coordinated project status lapses

Cape York Wongai coal mine fails to progress approvals process as coordinated project status lapses The proposed Wongai coal mine on Princess Charlotte Bay, Cape York has failed to progress its applications with the Queensland government and is no longer listed as a coordinated project under the control of the Department of State Development.  The …

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Outcomes of election environment survey for FNQ

Outcomes of election environment survey for FNQ shows YOUR VOTE MATTERS! The outcomes of a pre-election survey of local candidates by CAFNEC (the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre) has shown major differences between the candidates and their parties on key environment issues. CAFNEC has summarised these differences in an Environment Report Card. Results showed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/28/outcomes-election-environment-survey-fnq/

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 …

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

CAFNEC Environment report card – election 2015

CAFNEC have released a summary report card on the political parties policies on the environment for the 2015 Queensland state election on Jan 31st. The scorecard can be downloaded as a pdf here: CAFNECElectionReportCard_web, and can be viewed below. Full detail of the parties responses to our survey are available here. Late breaking news: Labor has …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/23/cafnec-environment-report-card-election-2015/

Risky Wongai coal project – Bounty Mining deal leads to community concern

Is this the future for Cape York?

Questions continue to be raised regarding the viability of a proposed coal mine involving the Kalpowar Land Trust, Aust-Pac Capital Pty Ltd and new joint venture participant Bounty Mining. The profile of yet another Queensland coal mining project is likely to increase as the small, specialist mining company Bounty Mining has made a deal which …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/09/18/risky-wongai-coal-project-bounty-mining-deal-leads-to-community-concern/

Wongai – FNQ’s Franklin River?

By Brynn Mathews   The proposed Wongai coal mine on the shores of Princess Charlotte Bay on Cape York (about 150 kilometres northwest of Cooktown), presents a series of conflicting issues for environmental activists.  The proposed mine is located on freehold Aboriginal land owned by the Kalpowar Land Trust, the Traditional Owners for this country, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/03/20/wongai-fnqs-franklin-river/

I Love Cape York Peninsula

By Andrew Picone Northern Australia Program Officer, Australian Conservation Foundation   We all have places we love and I love the Cape. This huge north-jutting peninsula, once a land bridge to New Guinea, has many unique and wonderful attributes that make it a place like no other. My own journey with the region began in …

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