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/

Addressing urban water pollution – Cairns Drain Stencil Project Launch

Get in on the ground level. Get outdoors, get creative, meet people and do your bit to protect our local marine environment! Join us on World Environment Day, FridayJune 5th, to help launch the Cairns Drain Stencil Project. Our community volunteer group – the CAFNEC Marine Response Team – are excited to be coordinating this project with the support …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/06/02/addressing-urban-water-pollution-cairns-drain-stencil-project-launch/

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/

Latest edition of Ecotone available! EcoFiesta special

Ecotone is our quarterly magazine. Our members receive an annual subscription to Ecotone – a great way to keep up to date with the latest issues and find out about upcoming events. This edition – a focus on the amazing community groups who are working to protect our environment and will be involved in the EcoFiesta. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/05/19/latest-edition-of-ecotone-available-ecofiesta-special/

Party with a Purpose this Sunday!

Party with a Purpose As a CAFNEC volunteer or supporter this is your invitation to join us for a night of celebration! Please join us @ Salt house, Cairns, front bar – Sunday 24th May 4-7pm Reserve your free ticket now. Celebration of CAFNEC volunteers and successes hosted by the CAFENC Marine Response Team All CAFNEC …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/05/18/party-with-a-purpose-this-sunday/

Seventy One Percent – marine conservation themed art exhibition

A group of James Cook University students is presenting an art exhibition this June on the theme of our positive and negative relationship with the ocean. Titled Seventy One Percent – the percentage of the earth’s surface that is water – the event is a group exhibition comprised of emerging and established artists who share …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/04/29/seventy-one-percent-marine-conservation-themed-art-exhibition/

Employment opportunity with CAFNEC! – Community Engagement Officer

Do you have the passion, drive and skills to work with the community to protect the far North Queensland environment? The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre is seeking a Community Engagement Officer, part-time (15hrs/week) on a 6 month contract, for immediate start. This a great opportunity to give something back to your community, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/04/21/employment-opportunity-with-cafnec-community-engagement-officer/

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/

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