Paperbark E-newsletter November 2016

Paperbark-1921-finalAnother busy month at NQCC! November will be another eventful month, with Maree attending the Environment Roundtables with other Queensland enviro groups, NQCC hosting an intern, and our unmissable trivia night on the 19th – don’t forget to purchase your tickets!

In this issue: Townsville Port expansion – radioactive contamination at Ben Lomond – Adani ‘critical infrastructure’ – Hell’s Gate Dam forum wrap-up – fisheries reform – Marine Park review – Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement – NQCC’s trivia night – EOI for 2017 postcard exhibition.

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So who’s next?

imagesThe attempt by the Abbott government to prevent environmental groups from challenging decisions made under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 in court is disturbing for many reasons.

First, it puts the government and business above the law. Continue reading “So who’s next?”

Facing the Fallout an arresting event

IMG_1818On Thursday, NQCC along with CAMBL (Citizens Against Mining Ben Lomond), hosted former Japanese PM Mr Naoto Kan’s address in Townsville. Mr Kan is on a worldwide speaking tour, Facing the Fallout, speaking out against the uranium mining and nuclear energy industries. It was a powerful reminder to Townsvilleans of the dangers of uranium and of having a uranium mine on our doorstep. Continue reading “Facing the Fallout an arresting event”

Rally against re-opening of uranium mine, Sunday 27 July

10417543_775607655831709_1599772894155350367_nAs of 1 July, thanks to the Newman State Government, all hurdles to the mining and export of uranium have been cleared away. Despite its clear pre-election promise, the Newman government is doing everything it can to support the uranium mining industry in Queensland.

For Townsvillleans, with the moth-balled Ben Lomond uranium mine on its doorstep, the prospects are frightening.

That’s why CAMBL (Citizens Against Mining Ben Lomond) is organizing a March and Rally to tell our local and regional members that the community is overwhelmingly opposed to any such development. Continue reading “Rally against re-opening of uranium mine, Sunday 27 July”