Paperbark is a monthly e-update of NQCC activities, campaigns, news and events.
Welcome to this month’s issue of Paperbark. We’d like to welcome a new staffer to the NQCC community – Jacob Miller. In the role of community campaigner, Jacob will be organising some big events coming up this year, producing media and written content on our site and improving NQCC’s community outreach. Welcome Jacob!
In this issue, Proposed funding cuts to ARENA – ACF loses court case to Adani – Queenslands climate change action policy – Toxic lead dust from Townsville port – Burdekin Dry Tropics Regional NRM published – Interactive sea level rise modelling launched – Upcoming events – General notices.
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Welcome to this month’s Paperbark! It’s been a busy month of planning events and making submissions about various conservation issues being reviewed. Just a reminder if you were a member in 2015/2016, you have until 5 September until your membership officially lapses. Click here to renew your membership. In this issue, Protecting our wildlife – Vegetation Management laws – Climate Change Policy – Upcoming Events – General Notices.
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Welcome to the July edition of the Paperbark! At the time of writing, the dust is still settling from the Federal Election – we know that the Liberal National coalition will continue, the seat of Herbert is STILL undecided, and it will be weeks before the final make up of the Senate is confirmed. In this issue – Election wrap – Plastic Free July – Coal Dust – Butterfly trip to Maggie – Citizen science bird study
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Welcome to the June edition of Paperbark. With an election approaching, there has been a flurry of activity at the NQCC office. In this issue: AMCS – membership – Election forums for Herbert and Dawson – Great Barrier Beer – Wendy’s launch party – Golf course watering – Letters to the Bulletin – Vegetation Management – Election scorecards – Cash for containers – National Parks win – Emu research
We are sharing our office space until the election with a community campaigner from Australian Marine Conservation Society, Tamara Parr. The focus of this campaign is to remind voters in Dawson electorate about the Reef when they head to the ballot box Continue reading “Paperbark e-newsletter June 2016”
Welcome to the May edition of Paperbark!
With a new month comes a new acting coordinator. I, Maree, would like to thank Wendy Tubman for her enormous contributions to NQCC over the past years in the position of coordinator. Filling her role is a responsibility I’m not taking lightly and I am diving straight into continuing the good work of NQCC as the voice for the environment.
In this issue: Pollution Free Politics, Vegetation Management, two movie screenings, Eco-Fiesta, a solar farm for Townsville, Adani in court, government attacks environmental groups, Coastcare and more.
Event: Pollution Free Politics, 18 May
Our Government needs to stop subsidising the industry that is destroying our reef! Our Great Barrier Reef has experienced its worst ever recorded bleaching event. The message is clear – we can have coal or we can have a healthy reef.
Townsville will be joining communities up and down the reef Continue reading “Paperbark e-newsletter May 2016”