Entries by Jack

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 […]

New Questions Asked After Native Forests Freeze

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has celebrated news that 2020 will be the first year since logging began in Western Australia that no karri forests will fall on public land, but has urged vigilance on how to proceed with forest protection into the future. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for forestry, was encouraged […]

Evers Excited to Share Regional Bandt-wagon

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has welcomed a renewed focus on rural and regional communities by new Australian Greens leader Adam Bandt after he indicated his desire for the party to connect more with regional Australia. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for agriculture and regional development, has been a supporter of Western Australian […]