Paperbark e-newsletter June 2016

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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 BeerWendy’s launch partyGolf course wateringLetters to the Bulletin – Vegetation Management – Election scorecards – Cash for containersNational Parks winEmu 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”

Keeping up with Abbot Point

Caley Valley Abbot Point with Cape Upstart and Mt RoundbackFresh back from Paris, on Monday this week, Greg Hunt (again) gave his approval for the expansion of the Abbot Point port. The expansion would be necessary for what would be Australia’s largest coal mine, Adani’s Carmichael mine, to go ahead.  (Prize to anyone who can explain how those two fit together!)

To refresh memories in this complicated process, Minister Hunt’s first approval Continue reading “Keeping up with Abbot Point”

Paperbark: December 2015 – The e-newsletter of NQCC

Paperbark is a monthly e-letter of current NQCC activities, campaigns, news and events.

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The Paris agreement

The people marched, leaders and the world’s powerful converged on Paris, and an agreement was reached. Better than past outcomes? Continue reading “Paperbark: December 2015 – The e-newsletter of NQCC”

Adani… going down

Kaili Valley Abbot Point with Cape Upstart and Mt RoundbackLegal questioning in the Land Court in the case between Adani and Land Services of Coast and Country concludes today, after some extraordinary revelations. Barristers for both sides will make their closing statements next week.

NQCC was in court for some of the proceedings and can confirm that Barrister for Land Services of Coast and Country Saul Holt drew some extraordinary, and damning, statements from various Adani expert witnesses.

Chief amongst those was Continue reading “Adani… going down”

The proposed new site for dumping at Abbot Point

MDM_13-09-2014_ROP_10_MKY120914wetlands2_fct696x522x328_t460With a surprising swiftness,  yesterday the new ALP State government announced a New T2 spoil disposal site for the dumping of dredge spoil from Abbot Point. The story and NQCC’s reaction is probably best conveyed by way of the two media releases distributed by NQCC since then. The first release was sent out on Wednesday 11 March – the day of the announcement by Premier Palaszczuk. It reads…

‘North Queensland Conservation Council welcomes the new State government’s early delivery on its commitment not to allow the dumping of dredge spoil from Abbot Point in the Caley Valley Wetlands. Continue reading “The proposed new site for dumping at Abbot Point”