Tag Archive: water

Opinion: The Flaw in the New White Paper for Developing Northern Australia

The Flaw in the New White Paper for Developing Northern Australia Opinion: John Gleu, CAFNEC member and Friends Of The Earth Kuranda President Tony Abbott and Leichhardt M.P Warren Entsch revealed their vision for Northern Australia for the next 15 years in their new newly released Northern Australia White Paper. The White Paper predicts that by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/07/07/opinion-the-flaw-in-the-new-white-paper-for-developing-northern-australia/

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: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/27/vote-environment-happened-last-3-years/

CAFNEC Environment report card – election 2015

CAFNEC have released a summary report card on the political parties policies on the environment for the 2015 Queensland state election on Jan 31st. The scorecard can be downloaded as a pdf here: CAFNECElectionReportCard_web, and can be viewed below. Full detail of the parties responses to our survey are available here. Late breaking news: Labor has …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/23/cafnec-environment-report-card-election-2015/

Retrofitting for Sustainability – A Guide for Far North Queensland

Retrofitting for Sustainability was produced by CAFNEC to encourage improvements in energy and water efficiency in the home. We hope that this guide will fill the gap in available locally relevant, information for residents. The Guide was produced with the support of NRMA Insurance and local sponsors. The Guide was written by Sophie Barrett and published …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/07/12/retrofitting-for-sustainability-a-guide-for-far-north-queensland/

Baal Gammon Mine causes contamination of drinking water

Take a moment to send a short message in support of getting action on ensuring our waterways are safe from abandoned mine sites: The Mitchell River Watershed Management Group (MRWMG) is very concerned about the recent contamination of Jamie Creek and the Walsh River caused by the Baal Gammon mine. MRWMG supports in principle the reworking of the Baal …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/06/22/baal-gammon-mine-causes-contamination-of-drinking-water/

Update on the Wet Tropics Water Resource Planning Process

CAFNEC, as a member of the Community Reference Panel (CRP) for the Wet Tropics Water Resource Plan process, met with Minister Andrew Cripps at South Johnstone on the 18th April 2012 along with other community representatives. This meeting was held by the new Minister for Natural Resources and Mines partly in response to a recent Land and Environment Court decision in favour of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/06/22/update-on-the-wet-tropics-water-resource-planning-process/