Entries by Jack

Evers Encourages Albany Council Climate Call

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has thrown her support behind a proposed City of Albany motion to adopt climate change action, as efforts to stop the climate crisis ramp up across the state. An Albany resident herself, Ms Evers said that a positive declaration at Tuesday night’s Ordinary Council Meeting would add to public […]

Unregal Funding Framework for Regions

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has highlighted ongoing criticism of Royalties for Regions spending as an example of government and opposition continuing to argue over details, instead of working to reform systemic issues. Ms Evers, who introduced the Royalties for Regions Amendment Bill in 2019, has previously called for environmental purposes to be reflected […]

Deterrents the Key in Shark Risk Management

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has urged the WA Labor Government to do all it can to support surfing-specific personal shark deterrents in the wake of the tragic news that the search for Esperance surfer Andrew Sharpe was called off yesterday. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for fisheries and marine, extended her condolences […]

Budget Surplus Reflective of Deficit in Focus: Evers

The Greens (WA) finance spokesperson Diane Evers has questioned the benefit of Western Australia’s budget surplus when so many West Australians do it tough and the climate crisis continues to threaten the state’s environment. As was the case in the May 2019 State Budget, there was no allocation for climate change strategies in yesterday’s budget […]

Return to Rail the Key in Regional Regeneration

WA Greens MLC Diane Evers will take further steps on behalf of community organisation this week when she tables a petition in Western Australian Parliament supporting the re-opening of Tier 3 rail lines in regional Western Australia. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for regional development, will table a petition supported by over a thousand […]

WA Greens Introduce Bill to End Native Forest Logging

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers will introduce legislation to WA Parliament this week to end native forest logging in Western Australia once and for all. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for forests, will table the Forest Products Amendment Bill 2020 in the Legislative Council on Thursday as part of efforts towards systemic change […]

Winds of Change Not Strong Enough: WA Greens

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has described today’s announcement by the McGowan Government of a feasibility study into the production of wind turbine components in Western Australia as a necessary, though limited, step forward for local manufacturing.  Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for jobs & trade and regional development, has long-supported the South […]

Green-washed Plan Pure Hypocrisy

South West MLC Diane Evers has flagged hypocrisies in the McGowan Government’s Green Jobs Plan, with taxpayer dollars earmarked for conservation while swathes of Western Australian environment is destroyed elsewhere. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for forests and jobs, said she welcomed environmental investment from the State Government but that it would continue to […]

Call for Helms Halt as Forest Protectors Rally

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has issued a rallying call to South West forest protectors after the Forest Products Commission (FPC) signalled plans to begin logging Helms forest this week. The native Jarrah forest has been defended through direct action as recently as March of this year, with threats to local fauna compounding the […]

Temperature Rising as Calls for a Burning Review Grow

WA Greens MLC Diane Evers has endorsed a statement by the recently established Denmark Fire Study Group (DFSG) calling on the WA Government to review its current prescribed burning practices. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for forestry, has endorsed a statement representing community and organisational stakeholders and said the DFSG will reflect concerns she […]