Tag Archive: reef in danger

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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Comment on the Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment

  The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre have serious concerns with the adequacy of the Strategic Assessment. Our comments on the Strategic Assessment are below and are downloadable as a pdf here. Public Consultation on the Assessment closes on Friday 31 January 2014.  http://www.reefhaveyoursay.com.au/have-your-say Background to the Strategic Assessment In March 2012 a joint …

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Cairns Port Dredging Proposal – another Gladstone?

Cairns Port Dredging Proposal – another Gladstone? Ports North proposes to dredge over 5 million m³ of potentially contaminated mud to expand the Cairns shipping channel. This proposal is known at the Cairns Shipping Development Project. Dredging and dumping of dredge spoil poses many risks to the environment and to our fishing and tourism industries. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/01/13/cairns-port-dredging-proposal-another-gladstone/

What is the future of the Great Barrier Reef – community survey

What is the Future of The Great Barrier Reef? Far-North Queensland Community Survey We have launched our new survey designed to assess your opinions regarding the current and future environmental health of the Great Barrier Reef. We plan to use the results to identify community and business priorities, and help facilitate action to protect our world heritage icon. 1st Prize: Two nights accommodation …

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Enough is enough – The common threat of port expansion

By Wendy Tubman, Coordinator North Queensland Conservation Council When Townsville’s port was established back in 1864, it catered for small ships that plied largely up and down the east coast.  It was in a large but well-sheltered bay, with a large river supplying water for the town growing up around the port and a rich …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/12/05/enough-enough-common-threat-port-expansion/

Cairns port expansion threatens to undermine our bay.

By Josh Coates, Marine Programs Officer   With the ‘Cairns shipping development proposal’ environmental impact statement (EIS) set for release in March or April of 2014 now is a good time to examine the threat the proposed port expansion poses to our marine environment. What is proposed? Ports North proposes to widen the existing outer …

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Bob Irwin speaks for the reef – Cairns June 27th

Life long conservationist Bob Irwin invites you to join him for a special event to hear why the greatest reef on earth needs your help. June 27th from 6.30pm at Rydges Plaza, cnr Spence and Grafton Sts, Cairns.

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/06/18/bob-irwin-speaks-for-the-reef-cairns-june-27th/

Reef Walk 2013 – Cairns to Gladstone

Reef Walk 2013 is a community project initiated by 72 year old June Norman. This year June, along with a group of committed people, is walkomg the 1,200 km from Cairns to Gladstone to highlight threats to the reef. The Reef Walkers left Cairns on Saturday 1st June with a strong display of community support.  Want …

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Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior arrives in Cairns April 27

This week, six brave Greenpeace volunteers climbed onto a coal tanker just outside the Great Barrier Reef and stayed there for 28 hours. They did this because Australia’s coal exports are the nation’s greatest contribution to climate change and plans are underway to roughly double the volume of coal we export – a development that …

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Reef at Risk: Coal mining and the Great Barrier Reef

By Anna McGuire, CAFNEC Coordinator CAFNEC, the Australian Conservation Foundation and Greenpeace Australia Pacific held a forum on this issue in February 2013. This forum featured Mark Ogge from the Australia Institute and Louise Mattheisson from Greenpeace. The Great Barrier Reef that we all know and love is at risk.  Coal companies are planning to …

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