Category Archive: Reef in Danger

Former Queensland Government legacy revealed with land clearing tripling in Queensland

Cape York Land Clearing, Olive vale and the Great Barrier Reef. Concern over Queensland’s devastating land clearing rates has been resonating throughout the state since changes to the Vegetation Management Act made by the LNP Newman Government led to new approvals for clearing in Cape York and elsewhere– some in the very last days of …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/06/11/former-queensland-government-legacy-revealed-with-land-clearing-tripling-in-queensland/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/06/10/auditor-general-report-confirms-that-there-is-a-long-way-to-go-before-reef-is-out-of-danger/

Community forum on Cairns Port Dredging Announced

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have today announced the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging. When: 24th September 2014, 6:30 pm start Where: Cairns Choral Society hall, 31-33 Greenslopes Street, North Cairns. What: Presentations and panel discussion from tourism and local industry representatives, leading scientists and environmental experts. Presentations, Q&A, light …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/16/community-forum-cairns-port-dredging-announced/

This Sunday! Save The Reef – Protect Our Inlet. Cairns community gathering and march.

Dredging proposals threaten our future: Community gathering and march. When: Sunday April 6th 11:30 for 12 Noon Where: Esplanade Lagoon, Western Events Area, Cairns, Queensland. What: Live Music, Speakers, March through town. Dress in blue, bring signs and banners, family friendly, fun, all welcome. Speakers will include veteran environmentalist Bob Irwin. Want to volunteer to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/03/29/save-reef-protect-inlet-community-gathering-march/

Bob Irwin confirmed for Cairns Save The Reef – Protect Our Inlet community rally

Bob Irwin confirmed for Cairns Save The Reef – Protect Our Inlet community rally event. Bob Irwin, veteran environmental warrior and father of the late Steve Irwin, has been confirmed as a key speaker at the upcoming major community event at Cairns Lagoon on April 6th. Bob Irwin said: “The Reef is one of the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/03/27/bob-irwin-confirmed-cairns-save-reef-protect-inlet-community-rally/

What is the future of our reef? – Community survey results released

Community survey results released – concerned community has their say Read survey result highlights and download the full survey results. The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre have released the results of the ‘What is the future of our reef’ community survey. The extensive survey was taken by 843 community members from Cairns and surrounding …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/02/05/future-reef-community-survey-results-released/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/01/10/what-is-the-future-of-the-great-barrier-reef-community-survey/

Open Letter to GBRMPA regarding Dredge Spoil Dumping Permit for Abbot Point expansion project

On Tuesday the 10th December 2013, Environment Minister Greg Hunt approved the dredging and dumping of 3 million cubic metres of seabed in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area at Abbot Point. However the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) is yet to issue a permit to allow the dumping to occur in …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/12/18/open-letter-gbrmpa-regarding-dredge-spoil-dumping-permit-abbot-point-expansion-project/

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: https://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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/12/05/cairns-port-expansion-threatens-undermine-bay-2/

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