Tag Archive: Cape York

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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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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Will Cape York have its day in the World Heritage sun? Opinion Piece

Tony Abbott risks being the first Australian prime minister to leave a World Heritage deficit. At present he appears to be going in the opposite direction to his Liberal party predecessors in relation to the Tasmania forests, but the opportunity awaits for a World Heritage nomination in the Cape York Peninsula. Between Malcolm Fraser and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/05/13/will-cape-york-day-world-heritage-sun-opinion-piece/

Cape York Updates

Cape York Regional Plan – have your say! The Queensland Government has just release the draft Cape York Regional Plan. Under the current draft the there is a proposal to ban open cut and strip mining across 32% of the region in zones designated as Strategic Environmental Areas(in addition to the 15% of existing National …

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Plans for Cape York

By Cape York Planning Andrew Picone, ACF Northern Australia Program Officer. Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney wants to ‘normalise the economy of Cape York Peninsula’. To this end he has approved a massive new bauxite mine, rolled back laws that prevent broad acre clearing and will remove the Wild River declarations of four of the Cape’s …

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