Category Archive: Trinity Inlet

Cairns dredging revelations lead to renewed calls to dump new dredging proposal.

2014 maintenance dredging program exceeded normal permitted levels of dumping. MEDIA RELEASE 05/03/2015 It has become apparent to CAFNEC that in 2014 Ports North dumped more dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park than their GBRMPA permit allows for in a normal year. The dumping permit allows for 350,000 tonnes dry weight or …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/03/05/cairns-dredging-revelations-lead-to-renewed-calls-to-dump-new-dredging-proposal/

Former Marine Park Authority director slams Government reporting to the UN

In an article published on the respected ‘The Conversation’ website former Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) director and World Heritage Committee (WHC) delegate John Day has criticized the selective reporting to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Mr Day states that: “The Australian government’s latest report on the Great Barrier Reef, submitted to the UNESCO …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/02/05/former-marine-park-authority-director-slams-government-reporting-un/

Reef Hour – Election Special event a success

Event wrap up On the 27th of January CAFNEC and AMCS hosted at the Salt House in Cairns an important event in our ongoing series of Reef Hour events, the Reef Hour – Election Special event. The event featured local election candidates speaking about their policies in relation to the Great Barrier Reef and addressing …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/28/reef-hour-election-special-event-success/

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

Reef Hour – Election Special event tomorrow – all welcome

Reef Hour – Election Special event tomorrow – all welcome Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today inviting media and the public to attend a very important event in the lead up to the State election. The Reef Hour – Election Special event will feature political candidates discussing their positions on issues relevant …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/26/reef-hour-election-special-event-tomorrow-welcom/

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: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/23/cafnec-environment-report-card-election-2015/

Reef election commitments welcomed

MEDIA RELEASE 22/01/2015 Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) has welcomed commitments from the Labor party to improve reef health released in a document entitled “Saving the Great Barrier Reef – Labor’s plan to protect a natural wonder” released yesterday. CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates said: “We welcome these announcements and are particularly …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/22/reef-election-commitments-welcomed/

Politicians confused about policy on Cairns dredging?

MEDIA RELEASE 21/01/2015 The LNP appears to be confused about their own policy regarding the Cairns port dredging proposal in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The community has been told that State Government policy was NO new dumping in the Marine Park. However last week on ABC Radio, Cairns MP Gavin King blamed the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/21/politicians-confused-policy-cairns-dredging/

Real Targets and real funding for GBR water quality needed.

Real Targets and real funding for GBR water quality needed. Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) has today responded to Labor’s announcement of $100 million increased funding over 5 years for improving reef water quality.  MEDIA RELEASE 14/01/2015 CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates said: “To protect our reef scientists agree that improving water …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/14/real-targets-real-funding-gbr-water-quality-needed/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/13/reef-hour-election-special/

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