Entries by Jack

Diane Delivers as Review Highlights Need for Greens Advocacy

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has said today’s announcement of an independent review into the Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme (SFIS) demonstrates the ongoing need for Greens members in WA Parliament. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for water, has campaigned to stop the SFIS over the course of her term in the Legislative Council, […]

Forests Follow-Through Necessary From Government

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has expressed happiness at the WA Government’s delivery on its commitment to reinstate Yoondadadup Lake Jasper into D’Entrecasteaux National Park, while noting that other promises await Government follow-through. The reinstatement of Yoondadadup Lake Jasper follows on from many years of hard work by community representatives and environmental group the […]

Late-Term SFIS Opposition a Disappointing Election Ploy

Greens MLC Diane Evers has questioned the motivations of fellow South West Region MP Colin Tincknell, after the Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party representative expressed opposition to the long-running issue of the Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme (SFIS) last week. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for regional development and water, has represented the West Manjimup […]

Evers Calls on Government to Approve Removal of Point Grey Marina Option

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has welcomed the Shire of Murray’s majority decision to remove a marina from a list of allowed uses at the Point Grey site as part of ongoing community and local government efforts to prevent its controversial development.   Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for regional development, has voiced opposition […]

Withdrawn Lease Brings Drawn-Out Environmental Victory A Step Closer

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has welcomed news that a three-decade effort to protect Western Australia’s largest freshwater lake from cultural and environmental harm is a step closer, after a mining lease was withdrawn by its proponent at a site adjacent to Yoondadadup Lake Jasper. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for wetlands, had […]

Greens Climate Policy Takes Action Over False Aspiration

South West Region MLC Diane Evers has welcomed the launch of WA Greens’ climate policy, and has described it as the necessary urgent action required to tackle the climate crisis and propel WA’s economy into the future. The WA Greens today released its climate policy for the 2021 WA State Election with an aim to […]

Climate Policy Fails to See Forests for the Trees

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has criticised the McGowan Government’s climate change policy as lacking ambition and the necessary environmental protections to address the climate crisis. After almost four years in government, WA Labor finally released its key climate policy yesterday and Ms Evers said she was upset at the lack of action to […]

Petition Pursues Promise to Protect Paradise

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers will continue to campaign on behalf of community calls to protect the South West environment for future generations when she tables a petition in WA Parliament today to halt the controversial resort and housing development proposed for Margaret River’s Gnarabup Headland. Ms Evers has backed efforts by the local […]

Bunbury Dolphins Deserve Dedicated Research Support

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has expressed concerns that the WA Government is not meeting the necessary standards required to protect the health and wellbeing of the dolphin populations ahead of planned Koombana Bay marina developments. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for fisheries and marine, said she was alarmed by potentially irreversible environmental […]