Entries by Jack

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 […]

Diane on the Road: May 27-31

During this non-parliament sitting week Diane will be meeting with constituents and industry stakeholders throughout the South West region. Engagements for the week commencing 27/5: Monday: Meeting with Dardanup Environmental Action Group Tuesday: Climate Action Summit at Margaret River Pro, featuring Tim Flannery and Ben Elton Wednesday: Meeting with Lower Blackwood LCDC Demystifying Democracy Community […]

Petition to Reopen the Railway Line Between Bunbury and Greenbushes

Later this year I will present a petition to parliament to reopen the railway line between Bunbury and Greenbushes on behalf of concerned members of the South West community. In anticipation of this, I encourage everybody who supports freight on rail to print copies and collect at least 20 signatures. This petition must be returned […]

Climate Change Emergency No Influence on WA budget

The Greens (WA) finance spokesperson Diane Evers believes the McGowan Government should show more leadership on climate change after the 2019-20 State Budget was handed down on Thursday. Ms Evers welcomed a return to surplus but said the overall strategies to combat the climate emergency must improve. Water Minister Dave Kelly declared a water deficiency […]