Search results for: Josh Coates

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  • 28 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society and The Cairns and Far North Environment Center have called on the Queensland Government to oppose any changes to the Sustainable Port Development Bill that would list the port of Cairns as a ‘priority port’ and allow new dredging. “The fact that over one hundred Cairns and Far North businesses […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) today pointed out that the recently released reef report card 2014 is not good news for the reef. With reducing land based sediment loads one of the priorities, CAFNEC is questioning how new dredging in Cairns could be even considered as an option. CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator Josh […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    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 550,000 cubic meters of wet load dredge spoil to be dumped in the […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The LNP appears to be confused about their own policy regarding the Cairns port dredging proposal in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, announced Cairns and Far North Environment Center (CAFNEC). The community has been told that State Government policy was NO new dumping in the Marine Park. Recently on ABC Radio, Cairns MP Gavin […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is drawing attention to the rumoured release of the Cairns Port Dredging proposal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) over the holiday/Christmas period. While the State and Federal Governments have had the completed EIS for weeks, the release of the document for public comment has been delayed. Most observers […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    CAFNEC has welcomed the announcement that Federal Labor will formally ban the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area if it is elected in 2016. CAFNEC Marine Programs Coordinator and Marine Biologist Josh Coates said: “CAFNEC welcomes this announcement of sensible policy to protect our Great Barrier Reef and call […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have confirmed an impressive and diverse line up of speakers for presentations and panel discussion at the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging, 24th September 2014. Dredging in Queensland is a hot topic and the release of the environmental impact statement for the Cairns dredging proposal […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2012 and 2013 – Reef Water Quality Protection Plan was released today. This shows that some progress is being made in improving quality of water reaching the reef from land. “However, the current dredging proposals (including Cairns Port) make a mockery of the excellent efforts being made by the […]