Tag Archive: Great Barrier Reef

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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/10/23/local-businesses-open-letter-on-cairns-dredging-and-the-ports-bill-released/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/24/stand-up-for-the-reef-and-stop-new-cairns-dredging-email-your-local-mp/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/21/business-open-letter-on-dredging/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/21/reef-report-card-confirms-need-to-restrict-dredging/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/17/5975/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/04/no-mega-port-for-cairns-e-petition-sign-now/

Ports Bill Committee off track on Cairns dredging

CAFNEC is today commenting on a parliamentary committee report that suggests the Government consider ignoring commitments to UNESCO and the Queensland electorate in favour of amendments to the Ports Bill to allow unfettered new dredging in Cairns.   CAFNEC Director Josh Coates said:   “This recommendation is that the Government ‘consider’ priority port listing for …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/02/ports-bill-committee-off-track-on-cairns-dredging/

Questions being asked about Cairns dredging campaign

Cairns community deserves to know who is behind the dredging campaign after a billboard mysteriously emerged in the local parade and petitions appeared in the local library. Josh Coates Cairns And Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) Director said questions need to be answered about the process by which the float was entered in the parade, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/01/questions-being-asked-about-cairns-dredging-campaign/

Aggressive pro-dredging lobbyists caught on film as political billboard is included in Cairns festival parade.

There is concern amongst members of the Cairns community after a political billboard was displayed in a Council organised community parade launching the Cairns Festival. The billboard was accompanied by people handing out political leaflets to the crowd. Further controversy was fuelled when community members peacefully approached the billboard in a public park to take …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/08/30/aggressive-pro-dredging-lobbyists-caught-on-film-as-political-billboard-is-included-in-cairns-festival-parade/

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/

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