Celebration of the Life of Michael John Graham

Please help celebrate the life of a CAFNEC legend… Celebration of the Life of Michael John Graham: 30 November 1942 – 2 September 2015 The family invites you to join us for an afternoon tea to celebrate the life of Mike Graham. We will remember a man whose passion has made a significant and lasting …

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No mega-port for Cairns e-petition – sign now!

Don’t want an industrial mega-port for Cairns? Want to see the reef protected? You are not the only one… Click here to tell your elected members that you want a sustainable future for Cairns, not an industrial mega-port. Thousands turned out against dredging for our Save The Reef – Protect Our Inlet rally, a full …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/04/no-mega-port-for-cairns-e-petition-sign-now/

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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Questions being asked about Cairns dredging campaign

Cairns community deserves to know who is behind the dredging campaign after a billboard mysteriously emerged in the local parade and petitions appeared in the local library. Josh Coates Cairns And Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) Director said questions need to be answered about the process by which the float was entered in the parade, …

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Aggressive pro-dredging lobbyists caught on film as political billboard is included in Cairns festival parade.

There is concern amongst members of the Cairns community after a political billboard was displayed in a Council organised community parade launching the Cairns Festival. The billboard was accompanied by people handing out political leaflets to the crowd. Further controversy was fuelled when community members peacefully approached the billboard in a public park to take …

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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

Julien Vincent from Market Forces speaking about fossil fuel investments at CAFNEC event

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/

Fossil Fuel Investments and saving the Reef

Fossil Fuel Investments and saving the Reef: A CAFNEC and Market Forces event The investments our big banks make in fossil fuel (coal and gas) projects have a direct impact on the health of our environment; locally this includes threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Market Forces is a new research and public education initiative …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/08/04/fossil-fuel-investments-and-saving-the-reef/

Lobbying to dredge Cairns Port misleading and misguided

Lobbying to dredge Cairns Port misleading and misguided CAFNEC is countering claims by lobbyists that new dredging in Cairns Port is necessary for our economic future and reminding people of the environmental risks that would be involved. With some pretty one sided reporting over recent days on the issue of Cairns Port dredging it is timely …

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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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