Tag Archive: media release

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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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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Politicians take note: Great Barrier Reef health matters to voters

MEDIA RELEASE 07/01/2015 Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today drawing attention to a new report presenting evidence for what many of us know – The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) environmental health matters to locals and tourists, especially in the Far North. This report is well timed in the context of the major …

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Top class line-up of speakers for Community Forum on Cairns Port Dredging

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have confirmed an impressive and diverse line up of speakers for presentations and panel discussion at the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging, 6:30 24th September 2014 at the Cairns Choral Society 31-33 Greenslopes St, North Cairns. CAFNEC is proud to be able to bring a …

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Media release – CAIRNS RESIDENTS JOIN NATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION

Sunday 17th Nov, 11am at Cairns Lagoon Residents of Cairns will join thousands of Australians in towns and cities around the country on November 17 to call for action on dangerous climate change. Get Up Cairns explained, “We took part in this huge national day of action because we wanted to make sure Cairns was on the …

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MEDIA RELEASE – Flying-fox petition to be presented to the Mayor

The Mayor will today meet with representatives of the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre to receive over 5,000 petition signatures calling for Council to leave the Cairns flying-fox colony where it is. “There has been an unprecedented level of community concern on this issue, with over 5,000 people signing the petition to the Mayor …

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MEDIA RELEASE Flying fox relocation an irresponsible waste of rate payers’ money

This Wednesday, Council will vote on the proposed relocation of the spectacled flying-fox colony near the Cairns City Library. Council voted in March to apply for a damage mitigation permit to relocate the colony, and are now considering how this may be done. There is significant local opposition to the proposed relocation for a number …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/06/25/media-release-flying-fox-relocation-an-irresponsible-waste-of-rate-payers-money/

MEDIA RELEASE “Taking the axe to Queensland’s tree clearing laws” not such a bright idea

24 April 2013 The Newman government is proposing amendments to the Vegetation Management Framework that would reduce protection of our native vegetation and allow the clearing of an estimated 700,000 hectares of Queensland’s endangered and ecologically significant forests and woodlands. “The proposed Vegetation Management Framework Amendment Bill causes us to have serious concerns about the …

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Competition for creative Port Douglas locals – “Think Outside the Bag”

Calling all creative Port Douglas residents… You’re invited to create a design for an iconic Port Douglas reusable shopping bag on the theme of “keep paradise plastic free” as part of the Think Outside the Bag project. The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre, Tangaroa Blue and the Douglas Shire Sustainability Group are currently running …

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