Local Businesses open letter on Cairns Dredging and the Ports Bill released

Over one hundred local businesses from Cairns and the far North have signed an open letter calling on the Government and LNP to not amend the Sustainable Ports Development Bill 2015 to list Cairns and Mourylian ports as industrial ‘priority ports’ and to not allow new dredging in Cairns. CAFNEC is proud to to be able …

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Cairns People’s Climate March

The Cairns People’s Climate March was a huge success! On Saturday 28 November 2015, more than 400 people took part in the Cairns People’s Climate March. The event attracted excellent media coverage (radio, print and TV) and was mentioned in Queensland Parliament by Rob Pyne MP. Many beautiful photos from the day have been shared around …

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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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Business open letter on dredging

Are you a local business owner? – scroll down to sign and stand with other local business in your region. Open Letter from local businesses regarding Cairns dredging and the Ports Bill. Healthy reef and marine environment = healthy businesses Do you own, run or work in a Cairns and Far North local business? Do you care …

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Reef report card confirms need to restrict dredging

  Reef report card confirms need to restrict dredging. MEDIA RELEASE 21/09/2015 Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today pointing out that the recently released reef report card 2014 is not good news for the reef. With reducing land based sediment loads one of the priorities, CAFNEC is questioning how new dredging in Cairns …

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Letter from Hunt backs Queensland Government stance on Cairns Port Dredging.

  Letter from Hunt backs Queensland Government stance on Cairns Port Dredging. MEDIA RELEASE 17/09/2015 A letter from Federal Environment Minister Hunt to Queensland Ministers Miles and Lynham published on social media confirms the need to pass the Sustainable Ports Development Bill (2015) without amendments that would allow future new dredging in Cairns. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153187811466169&set=a.10150124028416169.279460.678201168&type=1&fref=nf CAFNEC Director …

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Net Free Area disallowance motion snubs recreational fishers and environmentalists.

Net Free Area disallowance motion snubs recreational fishers and environmentalists. MEDIA RELEASE 17/09/2015 Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today expressing dismay at a disallowance motion tabled by the LNP opposition in an attempt to derail the legislation necessary to implement 3 Net Free Areas in Queensland, including one for the Cairns / Trinity …

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Ecotone Magazine – November 2015 issue

The new November 2015 Ecotone features environmental pledges from Cairns Mayoral candidates before next year’s elections; interviews with and information about CAFNEC’s brand new Management Committee, elected at our AGM in November; and updates on our successful projects, the Cairns Drain Stencil Project and the latest People’s Climate March.               …

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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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