Tag Archive: marine

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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/04/13/world-heritage-day-event-message-in-a-bottle/

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/

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/

Net Free Area for Cairns promise welcomed

Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) has welcomed commitments from the Labor party regarding fisheries management contained in a document entitled “Sustainable fishing, Labor’s plan for fishing in Queensland” released yesterday. CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates said: “A highlight of the policy document for us was the clear commitment to establishment of a …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/29/net-free-area-cairns-promise-welcomed/

Reef Hour – Election Special event a success

Event wrap up On the 27th of January CAFNEC and AMCS hosted at the Salt House in Cairns an important event in our ongoing series of Reef Hour events, the Reef Hour – Election Special event. The event featured local election candidates speaking about their policies in relation to the Great Barrier Reef and addressing …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/28/reef-hour-election-special-event-success/

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/

Reef election commitments welcomed

MEDIA RELEASE 22/01/2015 Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) has welcomed commitments from the Labor party to improve reef health released in a document entitled “Saving the Great Barrier Reef – Labor’s plan to protect a natural wonder” released yesterday. CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates said: “We welcome these announcements and are particularly …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/22/reef-election-commitments-welcomed/