Tag Archive: mining

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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Vote for the Environment – what has happened in the last 3 years?

In the lead up to the 2015 election CAFNEC is encouraging everyone to Vote For The Environment and Vote for the Reef. Queensland Conservation Council and The Cairns And Far North Environment Centre are sharing the following summary of the environmental policies enacted in the last three years of Government. This leaflet is being distributed …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/27/vote-environment-happened-last-3-years/

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/

Risky Wongai coal project – Bounty Mining deal leads to community concern

Questions continue to be raised regarding the viability of a proposed coal mine involving the Kalpowar Land Trust, Aust-Pac Capital Pty Ltd and new joint venture participant Bounty Mining. The profile of yet another Queensland coal mining project is likely to increase as the small, specialist mining company Bounty Mining has made a deal which …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/09/18/risky-wongai-coal-project-bounty-mining-deal-leads-to-community-concern/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/03/20/wongai-fnqs-franklin-river/

Public forum – Reef at Risk: Coal mining and the Great Barrier Reef, THIS THURSDAY 7 Feb

Coal mining companies are planning up to nine new coal terminals along the Great Barrier Reef coast, meaning thousands more coal ships crossing the reef and millions of tonnes of sea-bed dredging. Come along to find out what this means for the reef that we all love.

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/01/25/public-forum-reef-at-risk-coal-mining-and-the-great-barrier-reef/

Uranium Mining given the green light

On October 22nd the Queensland Premier Campbell Newman ended the state’s decades-long ban on uranium mining and reversed the position the Liberal National Party took to the election in March. Uranium has not been mined in Queensland since the closure of the Mary Kathleen mine in the state’s north-west in 1982.   This announcement followed …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/12/12/uranium-mining-given-the-green-light/

Kakadu yellowcake legacy no blueprint for Queensland

A Media Statement from the GUNDJEIHMI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION 23 November 2012 Traditional owners directly affected by uranium mining in the Northern Territory, the Mirarr people of Kakadu, have rejected suggestions that the Ranger uranium mine provides a model for Queensland to follow and called on others to heed their experience. Supporters of the LNP’s decision to openQueenslandto …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/11/23/kakadu-yellowcake-legacy-no-blueprint-for-queensland/

Sign here – keep the Sunshine State nuclear free

Sign here to join our petition to Premier Campbell Newman to say no to uranium mining in our precious state. Why? Uranium puts our health and environment at unnecessary risk Saying NO to uranium will: Protect water quality Protect community and worker health Avoid risks of contaminating the natural environment   A better outcome economically, environmentally and socially is …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/11/10/sign-here-say-no-to-uranium-mining-in-qld/