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CAFNEC editorial, Ecotone articles, general interest

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/

Queensland Election 2015 – Far North Queensland

CAFNEC 2015 Election activities and news A central source for all everything related to the 2015 election and the FNQ environment, bookmark this page and visit regularly for updates. COMPARE ELECTION POLICIES AND MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION WHEN YOU VOTE 2015 and a sneaky snap election has caught many people napping, but here at CAFNEC …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/15/queensland-election-2015-far-north-queensland/

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/

Come clean on dirty dredging – politicians must make their position clear

Come clean on dirty dredging – politicians must make their position clear Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) has called on all political candidates to make clear their position on Cairns dredging and dredge spoil dumping in the lead up to the State election. CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates said: “The holding back …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/14/come-clean-dirty-dredging-politicians-must-make-position-clear/

Politicians take note: Great Barrier Reef health matters to voters

MEDIA RELEASE 07/01/2015 Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today drawing attention to a new report presenting evidence for what many of us know – The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) environmental health matters to locals and tourists, especially in the Far North. This report is well timed in the context of the major …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/07/politicians-take-note-great-barrier-reef-health-matters-voters/

Our Great Barrier Reef is an election issue – Evidence for the obvious

Great Barrier Reef environment health matters to locals and tourists. Evidence has been presented in a new report for what many of us know,- people care about the Great Barrier Reef and want to see it protected. They are willing to pay for this to happen and we at CAFNEC think they are also likely …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/06/great-barrier-reef-is-an-election-issue-evidence-for-the-obvious/