Tag Archive: Cape York Peninsula

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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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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Wenlock River and Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve Protected

By Gavan McFadzean, Northern Australian Campaign Coordinator, The Wilderness Society   In a significant win for the protection of Cape York Peninsula and the rivers of northern Australia, the Queensland Government has announced that the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve and the Wenlock River on Cape York Peninsula will be protected from mining. The Wenlock catchment …

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Wongai – FNQ’s Franklin River?

By Brynn Mathews   The proposed Wongai coal mine on the shores of Princess Charlotte Bay on Cape York (about 150 kilometres northwest of Cooktown), presents a series of conflicting issues for environmental activists.  The proposed mine is located on freehold Aboriginal land owned by the Kalpowar Land Trust, the Traditional Owners for this country, …

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I Love Cape York Peninsula

By Andrew Picone Northern Australia Program Officer, Australian Conservation Foundation   We all have places we love and I love the Cape. This huge north-jutting peninsula, once a land bridge to New Guinea, has many unique and wonderful attributes that make it a place like no other. My own journey with the region began in …

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Cape York World Heritage would provide new opportunities

Progress continues on a potential World Heritage nomination for parts of Cape York Peninsula (CYP), even though the State Government withdrew its support in mid-October 2012 and returned $2M to the Federal Government. At that time, Queensland Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell stated that since the Federal government had already begun separate …

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