Tag Archive: uranium

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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Film screening and presentation: ‘Dirt Cheap – 30 Years On’ The story of uranium mining in Kakadu.

Tuesday 12th Feb 2012, 6.30pm Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Abbott Street, Cairns A special screening of the film “Dirt Cheap – 30 Years On” and presentation by Dave Sweeney, ACF Nuclear Free Campaigner Uranium mining was imposed on the Traditional Owners of Kakadu in the late 1970s and the controversial Ranger mine commenced production in …

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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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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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Say NO to uranium mining – day of action Nov 29th

Uranium mines in QLD? NO WAY! In October 2012, the Newman government lifted a 30 ban on uranium mining in Queensland. This announcement came without any community consultation or forewarning, and broke the LNP election promise that they would not lift this ban. Queenslanders have a long, proud history of opposing uranium mining in this state and for …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/11/22/say-no-to-uranium-mining-day-of-action-nov-29th/

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/

Uranium not the solution for North Queensland

The Newman Government’s recent signal to open the door to uranium mining creates grave risks for us all, particularly North Queenslanders, writes Andrew Picone.  Queensland Resources Minister Andrew Cripps recently told AAP that “uranium mining in Queensland has not been the subject of a serious public discussion in Queensland for many years.” Yet in reality, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/10/02/ecolibrium-uranium-not-the-solution-for-north-queensland/