Entries by Jack

Withdrawn Lease Brings Drawn-Out Environmental Victory A Step Closer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Australia’s largest freshwater lake from cultural and environmental harm is a step closer, after a mining lease was withdrawn by its proponent at a site adjacent to Yoondadadup Lake Jasper.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 […]

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 […]

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 […]