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Familiar Faults in Ongoing Forest Failings

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has denounced the Forestry Minister’s response to criticism of the Forest Products Commission (FPC), describing it as an unacceptable example of the McGowan Government’s native forest negligence. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for forestry, who is seeking a repeal of the Forest Products Act during this term of […]

Evers Continues Environmental Legislation Campaign

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has continued to call for environmental purposes to be reflected in royalties for regions spending as part of an ongoing campaign to enhance Western Australian environmental legislation. Ms Evers, who introduced the Royalties for Regions Amendment Bill 2019 during the last sitting of WA Parliament, will this week table […]

Evers: Government Consultation a Pipe Dream

South West MLC Diane Evers has accused the McGowan Government of leaving a Great Southern community high and dry on consultation, after Water Minister Dave Kelly delayed plans to visit the region and discuss the September announcement of a major climate change relief project. Minister Kelly had announced Water Corporation plans to build a pipeline […]

Evers Pulps Government Claims amid Sale of Disgraced Mills

South West MLC Diane Evers has slammed the McGowan Government’s claim the WA native logging industry has “sustainability credentials” after it was announced an interstate company had purchased two disgraced South West mills. The sale of Auswest Timbers’ Greenbushes mill and Nannup Timber Processing to Queensland-based company Parkside Timber has come after scandals at both […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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