Top class line-up of speakers for Community Forum on Cairns Port Dredging

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have confirmed an impressive and diverse line up of speakers for presentations and panel discussion at the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging, 6:30 24th September 2014 at the Cairns Choral Society 31-33 Greenslopes St, North Cairns. CAFNEC is proud to be able to bring a …

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Will the Reef 2050 plan actually protect our World Heritage icon?

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is concerned that the draft Reef 2050 plan released today falls short of what is required to protect the Great Barrier Reef into the future. MEDIA RELEASE 15/09/2014 Headlining CAFNEC concerns is the reliance on the Queensland Ports Strategy, North East Shipping Management Plan and a yet …

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CAFNEC Membership Special

**1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL** June 17 – September 17, 2014 $10/Individual and $15/Family Far North Queensland is currently facing many challenges that threaten our environment and therefore the health, happiness and well-being of all. Now more than ever, we need a strong community voice for the environment, for the people that care and all of us …

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GBR Senate Inquiry confirms call for a ban on new dredging and dumping in World Heritage area

MEDIA RELEASE GBR Senate Inquiry confirms call for a ban on new dredging and dumping in World Heritage area 04/09/2014 Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) has today welcomed the report of the Senate inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates said: “We are pleased that …

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Abbot Point offshore dumping backflip – call to rule out offshore dumping in Cairns

The Abbot Point consortium (North Queensland Bulk Ports, GVK Hancock and Adani Group) have reportedly announced that they will re-submit a proposal to Environment Minister Greg Hunt, for onshore dumping as an alternative to the approved offshore dumping at Abbott Point. The change is in response to community opposition to dredging and dumping near the …

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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/

Environment, science, politics and economics mean no new dredging is the only option for Cairns

The screening of the Four Corners episode ‘Battle for the Reef’ on Monday the 18th of August held many revelations including: The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) appointed a career bureaucrat to approve dumping of dredge spoil in World Heritage waters after it was rejected by in-house scientists. Long-term monitoring of dredging impacts …

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Community forum on Cairns Port Dredging Announced

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have today announced the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging. When: 24th September 2014, 6:30 pm start Where: Cairns Choral Society hall, 31-33 Greenslopes Street, North Cairns. What: Presentations and panel discussion from tourism and local industry representatives, leading scientists and environmental experts. Presentations, Q&A, light …

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Great Barrier Reef Outlook report cause for concern

MEDIA RELEASE 13/08/2014 The release of the 5 year Great Barrier Reef Outlook report and the final Strategic Assessment Report indicate that we have a long way to go to address declining reef health and avoid UNESCO listing the reef as World Heritage in Danger in 2015. The outlook report sends a clear and concerning …

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Aquis Resort Environmental Impact Statement – CAFNEC submission

Comment on the Aquis Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) closed 5th August 2014. The EIS presented a wide range of potential large scale impacts. CAFNEC has raised a number of concerns in it’s submission, including that: repeated references to strategies and plans that will be developed is an inadequate demonstration, of how impacts of a project of unprecedented …

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