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

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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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/07/31/lobbying-to-dredge-cairns-port-misleading-and-misguided/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/07/27/cape-york-wongai-coal-mine-coordinated-project-status-lapses/

Support Net Free Zones for Cairns and other parts of Queensland

Support Net Free Zones for Cairns and other parts of Queensland CAFNEC has long supported the introduction of net free areas in sensitive areas and areas subject to heavy human environmental pressure along the Queensland coast. We have worked closely with the local recreational fishing group CAREFISH to support the campaign to introduce a net …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/07/07/support-net-free-zones-for-cairns-and-other-parts-of-queensland/

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/

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/

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