Category Archive: dredging

Reef Hour – Election Special event tomorrow – all welcome

Reef Hour – Election Special event tomorrow – all welcome Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today inviting media and the public to attend a very important event in the lead up to the State election. The Reef Hour – Election Special event will feature political candidates discussing their positions on issues relevant …

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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 election commitments welcomed

MEDIA RELEASE 22/01/2015 Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) has welcomed commitments from the Labor party to improve reef health released in a document entitled “Saving the Great Barrier Reef – Labor’s plan to protect a natural wonder” released yesterday. CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates said: “We welcome these announcements and are particularly …

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Politicians confused about policy on Cairns dredging?

MEDIA RELEASE 21/01/2015 The LNP appears to be confused about their own policy regarding the Cairns port dredging proposal in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The community has been told that State Government policy was NO new dumping in the Marine Park. However last week on ABC Radio, Cairns MP Gavin King blamed the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/21/politicians-confused-policy-cairns-dredging/

Real Targets and real funding for GBR water quality needed.

Real Targets and real funding for GBR water quality needed. Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) has today responded to Labor’s announcement of $100 million increased funding over 5 years for improving reef water quality.  MEDIA RELEASE 14/01/2015 CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates said: “To protect our reef scientists agree that improving water …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/14/real-targets-real-funding-gbr-water-quality-needed/

Come clean on dirty dredging – politicians must make their position clear

Come clean on dirty dredging – politicians must make their position clear Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) has called on all political candidates to make clear their position on Cairns dredging and dredge spoil dumping in the lead up to the State election. CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates said: “The holding back …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/14/come-clean-dirty-dredging-politicians-must-make-position-clear/

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/

Politicians take note: Great Barrier Reef health matters to voters

MEDIA RELEASE 07/01/2015 Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today drawing attention to a new report presenting evidence for what many of us know – The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) environmental health matters to locals and tourists, especially in the Far North. This report is well timed in the context of the major …

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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 …

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

Cairns Port dredging EIS to hide behind Santa?

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is drawing attention to the rumoured release of the Cairns Port Dredging proposal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) over the holiday / Christmas period. While the State and Federal Governments have had the completed EIS for weeks, the release of the document for public comment has been delayed. …

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