Category Archive: Mining

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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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/

Film screening and presentation: ‘Dirt Cheap – 30 Years On’ The story of uranium mining in Kakadu.

Tuesday 12th Feb 2012, 6.30pm Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Abbott Street, Cairns A special screening of the film “Dirt Cheap – 30 Years On” and presentation by Dave Sweeney, ACF Nuclear Free Campaigner Uranium mining was imposed on the Traditional Owners of Kakadu in the late 1970s and the controversial Ranger mine commenced production in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/01/30/film-screening-and-presentation-dirt-cheap-30-years-on-the-story-of-uranium-mining-in-kakadu/

Uranium Mining given the green light

On October 22nd the Queensland Premier Campbell Newman ended the state’s decades-long ban on uranium mining and reversed the position the Liberal National Party took to the election in March. Uranium has not been mined in Queensland since the closure of the Mary Kathleen mine in the state’s north-west in 1982.   This announcement followed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/12/12/uranium-mining-given-the-green-light/

Say NO to uranium mining – day of action Nov 29th

Uranium mines in QLD? NO WAY! In October 2012, the Newman government lifted a 30 ban on uranium mining in Queensland. This announcement came without any community consultation or forewarning, and broke the LNP election promise that they would not lift this ban. Queenslanders have a long, proud history of opposing uranium mining in this state and for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/11/22/say-no-to-uranium-mining-day-of-action-nov-29th/

Job creator or job destroyer: An analysis of the mining boom in Queensland

On the back of record high commodity prices the mining industry in Australia is experiencing an unprecedented period of expansion. The value of our mineral exports has increased to the point where they now make up more than half of the value of all our exports. This increase combined with the huge inflow of capital …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/11/07/job-creator-or-job-destroyer-an-analysis-of-the-mining-boom-in-queensland/

Black coal is Australia’s second-highest export commodity and Australia is the world’s leading coal exporter

Over the past 10 years black coal exports have increased by more than 50%. Japan takes 39.3% of Australia’s black coal exports – the largest share, with a total of 115.3 million tonnes exported last financial year. China is our second largest market with 42.4 million tonnes in 2009-2010, almost double the previous year. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/11/06/black-coal-is-australias-second-highest-export-commodity-and-australia-is-the-worlds-leading-coal-exporter/

Uranium not the solution for North Queensland

The Newman Government’s recent signal to open the door to uranium mining creates grave risks for us all, particularly North Queenslanders, writes Andrew Picone.  Queensland Resources Minister Andrew Cripps recently told AAP that “uranium mining in Queensland has not been the subject of a serious public discussion in Queensland for many years.” Yet in reality, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/10/02/ecolibrium-uranium-not-the-solution-for-north-queensland/

Flow of support is changing as mine gets set to re-open

MEDIA STATEMENT – For Immediate Release – 10 September 2012 Flow of support is changing as mine gets set to re-open The Walsh River, a life source for hundreds of residents and livestock running all the way to the Gulf, continues to be threatened by toxic contaminants from the Baal Gammon Mine. Since March of this …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/09/14/flow-of-support-is-changing-as-mine-gets-set-to-re-open/

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