Category Archive: News

CAFNEC editorial, Ecotone articles, general interest

Tree Clearing Laws (Qld)

Public Forums – Cairns and Mareeba CAFNEC, EDO NQ and ACF would like to invite all members of the public to attend one of the public forums being held in both Cairns and Mareeba to ask questions about, and hear the case for supporting, the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016. WHEN:  …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2016/05/23/tree-clearing-laws-qld/

Yellow Crazy Ants – Queensland E-Petition

Without urgent action a horror story will unfold in and around this unique World Heritage Area. Yellow crazy ants have breached the boundary of the  Wet Tropics World Heritage Area – internationally recognised as the world’s second most irreplaceable natural World Heritage site – Queenslanders, tell your elected members you want support for the eradication …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2016/05/20/yellow-crazy-ants-queensland-e-petition/

WET TROPICS DISCOVERIES – SEA TO SUMMIT 23 APRIL

Join CAFNEC and the Wet tropics Management Authority at the Cairns Botanic Gardens as some of the region’s eminent scientists and ecologists present new plant discoveries and ornithological data from our mangroves and shores to our mountains. Date: Saturday 23 April 2016 Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Talks and presenters: 1. Amazing …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2016/04/15/wet-tropics-discoveries-sea-summit-23-april/

Easter Holiday Bat Chats

Bat Chats is an informal guided tour of the vulnerable Spectacled Flying Fox roost outside Cairns City Library and vicinity. People will learn about how the Spectacled Flying Fox is a “keystone species” which has a key role in seed dispersal around the region. Watch the evening ‘fly-out’! Time: 5:30pm – 6.30pm Where: Corner of Aplin St …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2016/03/30/easter-holiday-bat-chats/

Cairns Premiere of ‘Black Hole’ documentary

“Every Australian should see this film” – Bob Brown We invite you to Cairns’ ONLY SCREENING of ‘Black Hole’ – a documentary telling the story of the struggle against Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek mine in the Leard State Forest in NSW. Told in a collective narrative of first person accounts with characters that thread throughout the film (including CAFNEC’s own Marine Response …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/11/10/cairns-premiere-of-black-hole-documentary/

Local Businesses open letter on Cairns Dredging and the Ports Bill released

Over one hundred local businesses from Cairns and the far North have signed an open letter calling on the Government and LNP to not amend the Sustainable Ports Development Bill 2015 to list Cairns and Mourylian ports as industrial ‘priority ports’ and to not allow new dredging in Cairns. CAFNEC is proud to to be able …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/10/23/local-businesses-open-letter-on-cairns-dredging-and-the-ports-bill-released/

Ecotone Magazine – November 2015 issue

The new November 2015 Ecotone features environmental pledges from Cairns Mayoral candidates before next year’s elections; interviews with and information about CAFNEC’s brand new Management Committee, elected at our AGM in November; and updates on our successful projects, the Cairns Drain Stencil Project and the latest People’s Climate March.               …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/08/ecotone-magazine-november-2015-issue/

Ports Bill Committee off track on Cairns dredging

CAFNEC is today commenting on a parliamentary committee report that suggests the Government consider ignoring commitments to UNESCO and the Queensland electorate in favour of amendments to the Ports Bill to allow unfettered new dredging in Cairns.   CAFNEC Director Josh Coates said:   “This recommendation is that the Government ‘consider’ priority port listing for …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/09/02/ports-bill-committee-off-track-on-cairns-dredging/

Aggressive pro-dredging lobbyists caught on film as political billboard is included in Cairns festival parade.

There is concern amongst members of the Cairns community after a political billboard was displayed in a Council organised community parade launching the Cairns Festival. The billboard was accompanied by people handing out political leaflets to the crowd. Further controversy was fuelled when community members peacefully approached the billboard in a public park to take …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/08/30/aggressive-pro-dredging-lobbyists-caught-on-film-as-political-billboard-is-included-in-cairns-festival-parade/

‘Coal is tanking’ – Market Forces on the future of fossil fuels & the Reef

Event Wrap – Fossil Fuel Investments & Saving the Reef On 13 August CAFNEC hosted Julien Vincent from Market Forces promoting their new report ‘Fuelling the Fire’. Market Forces are an affiliate of Friends of the Earth Melbourne, and are doing great things to highlight the complex links between our everyday finances, big business and …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/08/19/coal-is-tanking-market-forces-on-the-future-of-fossil-fuels-the-reef/

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