Media releases

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 […]

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 […]

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