Entries by Jack

Harassment Claims As Local Farmers Call For Government Intervention

Heavy-handed intimidation tactics are being employed in response to growing public opposition against the Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme (SFIS), according to concerned members of the local community. The claims come ahead of a community gathering at impact site to be attended by South West MLC Diane Evers next Friday — and after almost 1,000 members of the South West community signed a petition requesting that the SFIS be stopped.

Thousands of South West Residents Call For Freight on Rail

The Greens (WA) regional development spokesperson Diane Evers has been stunned by public response to a South West community petition calling for the reopening of Tier 3 rail lines from the Greenbushes lithium mine. The Petition to Parliament to Reopen the Disused Railway Line between Bunbury and Greenbushes received 3,334 signatures and was tabled in […]

Belinda’s Brave Walk

Diane meets Perth woman Belinda Teh, who has been walking across the South West Region campaigning for voluntary assisted dying.

Beginning in Victoria, Belinda arrived at Parliament House on today after 70-day journey. Her arrival coincides with the introduction of a Voluntary euthanasia bill to be introduced into Western Australian Parliament.

SFIS: Opposition Grows to Damming River Flows

In June, Diane tabled a petition in Parliament with nearly one thousand signatures opposing the Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme. Since that time it has become increasingly apparent in the media and in the response to Diane’s office that there is near-universal opposition to this unfair scheme in the South West Region – in one case, […]

Australian Greens National Conference and Inaugural Country Greens Working Group

Diane joined her fellow Greens members and colleagues, as well as interested public attendees, in Adelaide for the Australian Greens mid-year National Conference today. This latest National Conference involved taking stock of the federal election campaign and its results, while also looking ahead towards developing the party further to tackle oncoming challenges. The conference included […]

Petition to the Legislative Council: Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme

Later this year I will present a petition to parliament objecting to the Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme. In anticipation of this, I encourage everybody who supports the majority of members in the local community and principal petitioner Brian Vallentine to print copies and collect at least 20 signatures. This petition must be returned to my office […]

Shark Fin Soup Off the Menu

Efforts to protect worldwide shark populations will reach State Parliament today, with Greens South West MLC Diane Evers to table a Bill aimed at stopping the sale of shark fin products in Western Australia. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) fisheries spokesperson, will propose banning the sale of food containing shark fins as part of the […]