Category Archive: Regional Sustainable Development

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/

Auditor General Report confirms that there is a long way to go before reef is out of danger

MEDIA RELEASE 10/06/2015 Auditor General Report confirms that there is a long way to go before reef is out of danger Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today drawing attention to a report by the Queensland Auditor-General ‘Managing water quality in Great Barrier Reef catchments” tabled in Parliament today. The report questions the effectiveness …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/06/10/auditor-general-report-confirms-that-there-is-a-long-way-to-go-before-reef-is-out-of-danger/

CAFNEC fighting plastic pollution – 85% support for container deposits

85% SUPPORT FOR QUEENSLAND CONTAINER DEPOSITS Newspoll has found that over 85% of the community support a container deposit scheme. CAFNEC supports the introduction of a deposit on beverage containers like the one that has been successful in SA for many years. Reducing the amount of plastic and glass ending up in landfill and littering our land and sea environment is important to our future and putting a deposit on containers is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/06/02/cafnec-fighting-plastic-pollution-85-support-in-for-container-deposits/

Your guide to providing feedback on the Cairns Dredging EIS

Public Comment Period ends 1st June 2015   To help you have your say CAFNEC has provided the following resources: Short Background Some points you may wish to make in providing comment How to have your say A pro-forma letter you can adapt, or sign and send, or email using the easy email tool (scroll …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/05/26/your-guide-to-providing-feedback-on-the-cairns-dredging-eis/

Congratulations, the environment wins – Cairns dredging halted!

Congratulations, the environment wins – Cairns dredging halted! Significant win in the ongoing campaign to protect Trinity Inlet and the Great barrier Reef World Heritage Area. On Saturday 18th April 2015 the Queensland Government announced that it would not be funding the Cairns Dredging proposal. CAFNEC has put in years of work informing politicians and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/04/20/congratulations-the-environment-wins-cairns-dredging-halted/

Halt to ill-conceived Cairns Dredging welcomed

Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) has welcomed the State Government’s statements that the Cairns Dredging proposal will not proceed. This announcement comes alongside the long delayed release of the Environmental Impact Statement for public comment. Cairns Post: Trinity Inlet dredging canned after Environmental Impact Statement raises issues For legal reasons the Environmental Impact Statement …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/04/18/halt-to-ill-conceived-cairns-dredging-welcomed/

World Heritage Day Event – message in a bottle

April 18th is World Heritage Day and this year we want to celebrate our national treasure by helping to ensure the Reef is 100% protected. Where: Cairns Esplanade Eastern events lawn, (East of the Lagoon swimming pool) – map link below. What: Picnic and opportunity to send your ‘message in a bottle’ to Greg Hunt …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/04/13/world-heritage-day-event-message-in-a-bottle/

Ecotone Magazine – March 2015 issue

Dear readers, we are happy to present our first Ecotone magazine issue for 2015. Topics include updates on the Queensland election results and perspectives on what a new government means for our environment; important local issues and notices; and all about the Far North Wilderness Bike Tour 2015! We also celebrate the great work of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/03/19/ecotone-magazine-march-2015-issue/

Net Free Area for Cairns promise welcomed

Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) has welcomed commitments from the Labor party regarding fisheries management contained in a document entitled “Sustainable fishing, Labor’s plan for fishing in Queensland” released yesterday. CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates said: “A highlight of the policy document for us was the clear commitment to establishment of a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/29/net-free-area-cairns-promise-welcomed/

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