Tag Archive: Great Barrier Reef

Lobbying to dredge Cairns Port misleading and misguided

Lobbying to dredge Cairns Port misleading and misguided CAFNEC is countering claims by lobbyists that new dredging in Cairns Port is necessary for our economic future and reminding people of the environmental risks that would be involved. With some pretty one sided reporting over recent days on the issue of Cairns Port dredging it is timely …

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Cape York Wongai coal mine coordinated project status lapses

Cape York Wongai coal mine fails to progress approvals process as coordinated project status lapses The proposed Wongai coal mine on Princess Charlotte Bay, Cape York has failed to progress its applications with the Queensland government and is no longer listed as a coordinated project under the control of the Department of State Development.  The …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/07/27/cape-york-wongai-coal-mine-coordinated-project-status-lapses/

Opinion: The Flaw in the New White Paper for Developing Northern Australia

The Flaw in the New White Paper for Developing Northern Australia Opinion: John Gleu, CAFNEC member and Friends Of The Earth Kuranda President Tony Abbott and Leichhardt M.P Warren Entsch revealed their vision for Northern Australia for the next 15 years in their new newly released Northern Australia White Paper. The White Paper predicts that by …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/07/07/opinion-the-flaw-in-the-new-white-paper-for-developing-northern-australia/

Auditor General Report confirms that there is a long way to go before reef is out of danger

MEDIA RELEASE 10/06/2015 Auditor General Report confirms that there is a long way to go before reef is out of danger Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is today drawing attention to a report by the Queensland Auditor-General ‘Managing water quality in Great Barrier Reef catchments” tabled in Parliament today. The report questions the effectiveness …

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Addressing urban water pollution – Cairns Drain Stencil Project Launch

Get in on the ground level. Get outdoors, get creative, meet people and do your bit to protect our local marine environment! Join us on World Environment Day, FridayJune 5th, to help launch the Cairns Drain Stencil Project. Our community volunteer group – the CAFNEC Marine Response Team – are excited to be coordinating this project with the support …

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Your guide to providing feedback on the Cairns Dredging EIS

Public Comment Period ends 1st June 2015   To help you have your say CAFNEC has provided the following resources: Short Background Some points you may wish to make in providing comment How to have your say A pro-forma letter you can adapt, or sign and send, or email using the easy email tool (scroll …

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Seventy One Percent – marine conservation themed art exhibition

A group of James Cook University students is presenting an art exhibition this June on the theme of our positive and negative relationship with the ocean. Titled Seventy One Percent – the percentage of the earth’s surface that is water – the event is a group exhibition comprised of emerging and established artists who share …

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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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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/

World Heritage Day Event – message in a bottle

April 18th is World Heritage Day and this year we want to celebrate our national treasure by helping to ensure the Reef is 100% protected. Where: Cairns Esplanade Eastern events lawn, (East of the Lagoon swimming pool) – map link below. What: Picnic and opportunity to send your ‘message in a bottle’ to Greg Hunt …

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