Entries by Jack

Evers: Government Consultation a Pipe Dream

South West MLC Diane Evers has accused the McGowan Government of leaving a Great Southern community high and dry on consultation, after Water Minister Dave Kelly delayed plans to visit the region and discuss the September announcement of a major climate change relief project. Minister Kelly had announced Water Corporation plans to build a pipeline […]

Evers Pulps Government Claims amid Sale of Disgraced Mills

South West MLC Diane Evers has slammed the McGowan Government’s claim the WA native logging industry has “sustainability credentials” after it was announced an interstate company had purchased two disgraced South West mills. The sale of Auswest Timbers’ Greenbushes mill and Nannup Timber Processing to Queensland-based company Parkside Timber has come after scandals at both […]

Evers: New Court Needed

A Bill calling for the creation of a new Environment Court in Western Australia was introduced to State Parliament last Thursday. South West MLC Diane Evers tabled the Environment Court Bill 2019 in an effort to reform what she called systematic failings in the state’s environmental legislation.

Dying with Dignity – Story Banner Event

Diane joined with Dying with Dignity WA and its supporters today to continue representing the countless Western Australians with personal reasons for supporting the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.  A 20-metre-long banner was unfurled in front of Parliament House, which included 288 testimonials from those with personal stories of suffering because voluntary assisted dying is not a lawful […]

Environment Court Legislation to Enhance Nature Protections

South West MLC Diane Evers will resume efforts this week to instigate a radical overhaul of state environmental protections, when she introduces the Environment Court Bill 2019 to Western Australian Parliament today. Ms Evers has launched a concerted effort in recent weeks to effect positive changes on environmental legislation in WA and said she had […]

Protecting Nature For Future Generations Is Only Right

South West MLC Diane Evers has said she is acting on a demand for change in Western Australian communities, after introducing a Bill to Parliament last month calling on the rights of the environment to be enshrined in law. Ms Evers gave notice of the motion to introduce the Rights of Nature and Future Generations […]

Victory for Victorian Forests as WA Waits Awhile

The Greens (WA) spokesperson for forests Diane Evers has applauded the Victorian Government’s decision to transition away from its native timber industry by 2030 and has called on the WA Labor Government to follow its counterpart’s leadership. Ms Evers said it was clear native timber logging had lost its social licence, with the Forests Products […]

Environmental Legislation Essential

South West MLC Diane Evers has welcomed a discussion paper on modernisation of environmental protection legislation released today by the Western Australian Government, describing it as a necessary measure for the state. As The Greens (WA) spokesperson for regional development, Ms Evers said she had encountered numerous examples of state environmental protections being unsatisfactory since […]