Entries by Jack

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 […]

Your South West Voice in Parliament, October 14-20

Diane returned to Parliament last week as she combined her duties on the Legislative Council with committee and estimate hearings. There remained time to attend a number of important community events, however, which provided the opportunity to speak in Parliament about the importance of community and culture. The headline issue of the week statewide was […]

People Power at Core of Community Conference

South West MLC Diane Evers will continue her strong support of regional communities and Rural Regeneration when attending Linkwest’s ‘People. Place. Partnerships.’ conference this week. As The Greens (WA) spokesperson for regional development, Ms Evers will be in attendance on day one of the conference, before providing the opening address on day two. Linkwest is […]