Tag Archive: climate

Take action to welcome Government vote regarding land clearing laws

CALL TO ACTION   CAFNEC is today congratulating the Government and Independent MPs Billy Gordon and Peter Wellington on voting down a LNP motion to halt the promised restoration of land clearing controls in Queensland. The LNP motion (27/10/15) called on the Government to not introduce any amendment’s to Queensland’s vegetation management framework. As Deputy …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/10/28/take-action-to-welcome-government-vote-regarding-land-clearing-laws/

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: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/08/04/fossil-fuel-investments-and-saving-the-reef/

Stand Up For Solar BBQ Shindig!

The new and revitalised Cairns Climate Action Network (CCAN) facilitated by the Cairns And Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is having a BBQ to engage with the community and to chat about climate change, solar power and our group. When: Sat 11th july, 11am – 1pm Where: BBQ lorikeet, near the Lagoon, Cairns Esplanade Please …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/07/01/stand-up-for-solar-bbq-shindig/

Vote for the Environment – what has happened in the last 3 years?

In the lead up to the 2015 election CAFNEC is encouraging everyone to Vote For The Environment and Vote for the Reef. Queensland Conservation Council and The Cairns And Far North Environment Centre are sharing the following summary of the environmental policies enacted in the last three years of Government. This leaflet is being distributed …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/27/vote-environment-happened-last-3-years/

Reef Hour – Election Special event tomorrow – all welcome

Reef Hour – Election Special event tomorrow – all welcome Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today inviting media and the public to attend a very important event in the lead up to the State election. The Reef Hour – Election Special event will feature political candidates discussing their positions on issues relevant …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/26/reef-hour-election-special-event-tomorrow-welcom/

Queensland Election 2015 – Far North Queensland

CAFNEC 2015 Election activities and news A central source for all everything related to the 2015 election and the FNQ environment, bookmark this page and visit regularly for updates. COMPARE ELECTION POLICIES AND MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION WHEN YOU VOTE 2015 and a sneaky snap election has caught many people napping, but here at CAFNEC …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/15/queensland-election-2015-far-north-queensland/

Reef Hour – Election Special

The Reef Hour – Election Special event will feature political candidates discussing their positions on issues relevant to the protection of the Great Barrier Reef. Event Details: When: Tuesday 27th January. 12:30 – 1:30pm Where: Salt House, Marina Point Who: Micheal Trout MP (LNP), Rob Pyne (Labor candidate), Noel Castley-Wright (Greens candidate) What: Introduction to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/13/reef-hour-election-special/

Our Great Barrier Reef is an election issue – Evidence for the obvious

Great Barrier Reef environment health matters to locals and tourists. Evidence has been presented in a new report for what many of us know,- people care about the Great Barrier Reef and want to see it protected. They are willing to pay for this to happen and we at CAFNEC think they are also likely …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/06/great-barrier-reef-is-an-election-issue-evidence-for-the-obvious/

Obama, Reef 2050 and dredge spoil dumping policy

It was an eventful week and weekend with President Obama calling for reef protection and action on climate change, a misleading or at least confusing announcement from Greg Hunt regarding dredge spoil dumping and a clearer policy announcement on dredge spoil dumping from the Opposition. Obama CAFNEC applauds the pointed comments made by President Obama …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/11/17/obama-reef-2050-dredge-spoil-dumping-policy/

Scientists echo community in calling for Reef 2050 plan improvements

MEDIA RELEASE: In scathing criticism of the Draft Reef 2050 long term sustainability plan for the Great Barrier Reef the country’s leading scientific academy has called for Governments to move away from a ‘business as usual’ approach to reef management. The Reef 2050 report was commissioned after UNESCO demanded Australia come up with a plan …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/10/28/scientists-echo-community-calling-reef-2050-plan-improvements/

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