Entries by Jack

WA Greens Introduce Bill to End Native Forest Logging

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers will introduce legislation to WA Parliament this week to end native forest logging in Western Australia once and for all. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for forests, will table the Forest Products Amendment Bill 2020 in the Legislative Council on Thursday as part of efforts towards systemic change […]

Winds of Change Not Strong Enough: WA Greens

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has described today’s announcement by the McGowan Government of a feasibility study into the production of wind turbine components in Western Australia as a necessary, though limited, step forward for local manufacturing.  Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for jobs & trade and regional development, has long-supported the South […]

Green-washed Plan Pure Hypocrisy

South West MLC Diane Evers has flagged hypocrisies in the McGowan Government’s Green Jobs Plan, with taxpayer dollars earmarked for conservation while swathes of Western Australian environment is destroyed elsewhere. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for forests and jobs, said she welcomed environmental investment from the State Government but that it would continue to […]

Call for Helms Halt as Forest Protectors Rally

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has issued a rallying call to South West forest protectors after the Forest Products Commission (FPC) signalled plans to begin logging Helms forest this week. The native Jarrah forest has been defended through direct action as recently as March of this year, with threats to local fauna compounding the […]

Temperature Rising as Calls for a Burning Review Grow

WA Greens MLC Diane Evers has endorsed a statement by the recently established Denmark Fire Study Group (DFSG) calling on the WA Government to review its current prescribed burning practices. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for forestry, has endorsed a statement representing community and organisational stakeholders and said the DFSG will reflect concerns she […]

Stimulus Steps Not Enough in Social Housing Journey

South West MLC Diane Evers has described the McGowan Government’s Social Housing Economic Recovery package as a necessary step for regional public housing and for an increase in jobs creation, but said the measures do not go far enough to address long regional waitlists for accommodation. The Greens (WA) MP said she welcomed the $80million […]

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’, […]