Category Archive: Regional Sustainable Development

Yellow Crazy Ants – Queensland E-Petition

Without urgent action a horror story will unfold in and around this unique World Heritage Area. Yellow crazy ants have breached the boundary of the  Wet Tropics World Heritage Area – internationally recognised as the world’s second most irreplaceable natural World Heritage site – Queenslanders, tell your elected members you want support for the eradication …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2016/05/20/yellow-crazy-ants-queensland-e-petition/

Easter Holiday Bat Chats

Bat Chats is an informal guided tour of the vulnerable Spectacled Flying Fox roost outside Cairns City Library and vicinity. People will learn about how the Spectacled Flying Fox is a “keystone species” which has a key role in seed dispersal around the region. Watch the evening ‘fly-out’! Time: 5:30pm – 6.30pm Where: Corner of Aplin St …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2016/03/30/easter-holiday-bat-chats/

New National Park areas in Far North Queensland welcomed

New National Park areas in Far North Queensland welcomed. Nature lovers are today welcoming the upgrading of 12 areas of State forest to National Park, most of which are in Far North Queensland. The announcement came with a commitment from Environment and National Parks Minister Dr Steven Miles to upgrade overall Queensland protected area coverage …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/10/30/new-national-park-areas-in-far-north-queensland-welcomed/

Stand up for the Reef and stop new Cairns dredging – email your local MP

Today a cruise ship dredging smokescreen, tomorrow an industrial mega-port? Use the easy tool at the bottom of this page to send an email to your local MP’s Developers are pushing for 4.4 million m3 of dirty dredging in Trinity Inlet, to allow the largest giant cruise ships, cargo tankers, and warships into our harbour / into the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/24/stand-up-for-the-reef-and-stop-new-cairns-dredging-email-your-local-mp/

Ports Bill Committee off track on Cairns dredging

CAFNEC is today commenting on a parliamentary committee report that suggests the Government consider ignoring commitments to UNESCO and the Queensland electorate in favour of amendments to the Ports Bill to allow unfettered new dredging in Cairns.   CAFNEC Director Josh Coates said:   “This recommendation is that the Government ‘consider’ priority port listing for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/02/ports-bill-committee-off-track-on-cairns-dredging/

Halt the land clearing – reinstate the laws that protect our wildlife

Did you think that large scale tree felling and land clearing had stopped in Far North Queensland? Think again…  read, then scroll down for an easy way to help us to reach our target of 100 emails in 10 hours from the FNQ community. Under the Newman Government land clearing laws were rolled back and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/08/20/halt-the-land-clearing-reinstate-the-laws-that-protect-our-wildlife/

‘Coal is tanking’ – Market Forces on the future of fossil fuels & the Reef

Event Wrap – Fossil Fuel Investments & Saving the Reef On 13 August CAFNEC hosted Julien Vincent from Market Forces promoting their new report ‘Fuelling the Fire’. Market Forces are an affiliate of Friends of the Earth Melbourne, and are doing great things to highlight the complex links between our everyday finances, big business and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/08/19/coal-is-tanking-market-forces-on-the-future-of-fossil-fuels-the-reef/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/07/27/cape-york-wongai-coal-mine-coordinated-project-status-lapses/

Opinion: The Flaw in the New White Paper for Developing Northern Australia

The Flaw in the New White Paper for Developing Northern Australia Opinion: John Gleu, CAFNEC member and Friends Of The Earth Kuranda President Tony Abbott and Leichhardt M.P Warren Entsch revealed their vision for Northern Australia for the next 15 years in their new newly released Northern Australia White Paper. The White Paper predicts that by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/07/07/opinion-the-flaw-in-the-new-white-paper-for-developing-northern-australia/

Former Queensland Government legacy revealed with land clearing tripling in Queensland

Cape York Land Clearing, Olive vale and the Great Barrier Reef. Concern over Queensland’s devastating land clearing rates has been resonating throughout the state since changes to the Vegetation Management Act made by the LNP Newman Government led to new approvals for clearing in Cape York and elsewhere– some in the very last days of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/06/11/former-queensland-government-legacy-revealed-with-land-clearing-tripling-in-queensland/

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