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CAFNEC editorial, Ecotone articles, general interest

Employment opportunity with CAFNEC! – Community Engagement Officer

Do you have the passion, drive and skills to work with the community to protect the far North Queensland environment? The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre is seeking a Community Engagement Officer, part-time (15hrs/week) on a 6 month contract, for immediate start. This a great opportunity to give something back to your community, and …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/04/21/employment-opportunity-with-cafnec-community-engagement-officer/

Congratulations, the environment wins – Cairns dredging halted!

Congratulations, the environment wins – Cairns dredging halted! Significant win in the ongoing campaign to protect Trinity Inlet and the Great barrier Reef World Heritage Area. On Saturday 18th April 2015 the Queensland Government announced that it would not be funding the Cairns Dredging proposal. CAFNEC has put in years of work informing politicians and …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/04/20/congratulations-the-environment-wins-cairns-dredging-halted/

Halt to ill-conceived Cairns Dredging welcomed

Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) has welcomed the State Government’s statements that the Cairns Dredging proposal will not proceed. This announcement comes alongside the long delayed release of the Environmental Impact Statement for public comment. Cairns Post: Trinity Inlet dredging canned after Environmental Impact Statement raises issues For legal reasons the Environmental Impact Statement …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/04/18/halt-to-ill-conceived-cairns-dredging-welcomed/

Ecotone Magazine – March 2015 issue

Dear readers, we are happy to present our first Ecotone magazine issue for 2015. Topics include updates on the Queensland election results and perspectives on what a new government means for our environment; important local issues and notices; and all about the Far North Wilderness Bike Tour 2015! We also celebrate the great work of …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/03/19/ecotone-magazine-march-2015-issue/

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/

CAFNEC gives evidence to Senate Inquiry in Cairns

CAFNEC gave evidence yesterday (5th February 2015) to a public hearing in Cairns, on the Inquiry into Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration Related to Commonwealth Government Affairs. The Australian Conservation Foundation, Environmental Defenders Office and Mackay Conservation group also participated in the public hearing, giving evidence on a range of issues. The opening statement …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/02/06/cafnec-gives-evidence-senate-inquiry-cairns/

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/

Outcomes of election environment survey for FNQ

Outcomes of election environment survey for FNQ shows YOUR VOTE MATTERS! The outcomes of a pre-election survey of local candidates by CAFNEC (the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre) has shown major differences between the candidates and their parties on key environment issues. CAFNEC has summarised these differences in an Environment Report Card. Results showed …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/28/outcomes-election-environment-survey-fnq/

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/

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