Entries by Jack

Evers Supports Union on the Right Track as Engineering Assessment Announced

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has welcomed news that an engineering assessment of the condition of Western Australia’s unused Tier 3 rail lines will be commissioned by the McGowan Government. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for regional development and long-term campaigner for the re-establishment of freight on rail in regional Western Australia, met […]

Time Ticks on WA Labor Commitment

South West MLC Diane Evers has called on the McGowan Government to follow its words with action after it emerged that WA Labor’s 2019 platform has committed to the recovery of Tier 3 rail lines. The Government’s party platform described the Barnett Government’s closure of regional Tier 3 rail lines as ‘ill-advised, irresponsible and unsafe’, […]

Blind Eyes Must Not Be Turned To South West Native Forest Logging: Evers

South West MLC Diane Evers is seeking answers after community concerns about the logging of Karri forest in Channybearup have been met by almost two months of silence from the McGowan Government. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for forestry, was contacted regarding potential logging in the Treen Brook area just outside of Pemberton in […]

Two Per Cent Success-Rate In Shark Drumline Trial Costs Taxpayers Millions

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has encouraged Western Australians to contribute to the Environmental Protection Authority’s seven-day public comment period for the continuation of the WA Government’s SMART Drumline trial. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for marine and fisheries, has criticised the trial as an inappropriate method for shark attack mitigation in the […]

Stewardship Support a Small Step Only

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has described the McGowan Government’s plans to increase total funding for the Community Stewardship Grants by $1.5 million as falling short of the commitment needed to support community-based land management groups. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for a range of environmental issues including forestry, agriculture and water, said […]

Evers: Virus Burn-Off Adaption Should Highlight Long-Term Health Risks

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has encouraged a State Government response to concerns about regional prescribed burning practices highlighted during the COVID-19 crisis. According to a report published in the Medical Journal of Australia on March 23, on days where air pollution in WA exceeded national air quality standard levels during a 15-year period, […]

East Coast Forest Estimates are Evidence for Action

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has called for action by the McGowan Government to end logging in Western Australian native forests, after an independent estimate was conducted by the Victorian Parliamentary Budget Office on its own native timber industry. The Victorian Andrews Government announced a transition plan in November 2019  to phase out logging […]

Supporting Diverse Media Crucial to Regional Fabric

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has called on the McGowan Government to ensure regional and independent media publications do not fall victim to the COVID-19 crisis, as outlets nationwide suffer the impacts of falling advertising revenue. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for regional development, highlighted that regional areas comprised 95 per cent of […]