Category Archive: Cape York

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/

Reef Hour – Election Special

The Reef Hour – Election Special event will feature political candidates discussing their positions on issues relevant to the protection of the Great Barrier Reef. Event Details: When: Tuesday 27th January. 12:30 – 1:30pm Where: Salt House, Marina Point Who: Micheal Trout MP (LNP), Rob Pyne (Labor candidate), Noel Castley-Wright (Greens candidate) What: Introduction to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/13/reef-hour-election-special/

Pressure building to stop Cairns dredge dumping

ALP no Dredge Spoil Dumping in World Heritage Area announcement welcomed. Media Release 10/11/2014 CAFNEC has today welcomed the announcement that Federal Labor will formally ban the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area if it is elected in 2016. CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator and Marine Biologist Josh Coates said: …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/11/10/pressure-building-stop-cairns-dredge-dumping/

Novotel Oasis applies to cut down Spectacled Flying Fox roost trees!

Novotel Oasis Resort has submitted a referral under the EPBC Act 1999, of the proposed action to remove 11 trees on and adjacent to the site. Claims in the referral include that the action will not result in a significant impact because spectacled flying foxes (SFF) are only in two of the trees; numbers of individuals are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/22/novotel-oasis-applies-remove-cut-spectacled-flying-fox-roost-trees/

Cape York Regional Plan Media Release

AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION AND CAIRNS AND FAR NORTH ENVIRONMENT CENTRE MEDIA RELEASE 14 May 2014 Qld Government declares welcome rethink of Cape York Regional Planning process. Today’s announcement by the Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney to rethink the Cape York regional planning process is welcomed by planning committee members Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) and the Cairns …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/05/14/cape-york-regional-plan-media-release/

Will Cape York have its day in the World Heritage sun? Opinion Piece

Tony Abbott risks being the first Australian prime minister to leave a World Heritage deficit. At present he appears to be going in the opposite direction to his Liberal party predecessors in relation to the Tasmania forests, but the opportunity awaits for a World Heritage nomination in the Cape York Peninsula. Between Malcolm Fraser and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/05/13/will-cape-york-day-world-heritage-sun-opinion-piece/

Wenlock River and Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve Protected

By Gavan McFadzean, Northern Australian Campaign Coordinator, The Wilderness Society   In a significant win for the protection of Cape York Peninsula and the rivers of northern Australia, the Queensland Government has announced that the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve and the Wenlock River on Cape York Peninsula will be protected from mining. The Wenlock catchment …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/12/05/wenlock-river-steve-irwin-wildlife-reserve-protected/

Cape York Updates

Cape York Regional Plan – have your say! The Queensland Government has just release the draft Cape York Regional Plan. Under the current draft the there is a proposal to ban open cut and strip mining across 32% of the region in zones designated as Strategic Environmental Areas(in addition to the 15% of existing National …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/12/05/cape-york-updates/

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