Media releases

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 […]

Greens Joy at Greens Pool Win

A disallowance motion in the upper house of WA Parliament was defeated on Thursday, upholding a McGowan Government decision to ban fishing at Denmark’s idyllic Greens Pool. Almost 1000 people signed a petition to protect the popular sanctuary prior to Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly’s announcement of the ban and The Greens (WA) fisheries and marine […]

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 […]

SFIS Support Announcement a Scheming Sales Stunt

A desperate Morrison Government is prioritising cheap vote-grabbing over farmers’ interests by announcing pre-election funding for the Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme (SFIS), according to The Greens (WA) water spokesperson Diane Evers. In a media interview following the announcement, WA Nationals MP Terry Redman confirmed the funding had been passed by federal cabinet prior to the […]

McGowan Forsakes Forests In Foul Federal Fix

Native forests, critically endangered species and climate change mitigation are all at risk due to WA Labor’s renewal of the state’s Regional Forest Agreement (RFA), according to The Greens (WA) forests spokesperson Diane Evers. Ms Evers has been joined by Australian Greens senator Janet Rice in condemning the decision, after the stroke of a pen […]

Culture and Conservation Cost in Galling Government Gazettal

First Nations People are being ignored by current legislation according to South West MLC Diane Evers, after the State Government confirmed Lake Mullocullup will be gazetted for water-skiing. The Greens (WA) spokesperson for wetlands Ms Evers expressed anger at the decision by the Department of Transport (DoT) for not taking into account the cultural and […]

Nullaki Lime Pit Decision a Lemon

The Greens (WA) South West MLC Diane Evers has called on local and state government to challenge last month‘s State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) decision to grant conditional approval of a limestone mine on the Nullaki Peninsula (the Nullaki). Intense community resistance has grown in recent weeks after multiple rejections by the City of Albany were […]

Lake Jasper Set for National Park Win?

Success in a three-decade effort to protect Western Australia’s largest freshwater lake is in sight after the State Government signalled its intention to prevent any future mining at the site of Yoondadadup Lake Jasper. The Greens (WA) South West MLC Diane Evers will table a petition in parliament today containing almost 1000 signatures supporting the […]

Scheme Scheduling a Cause for Alarm

The Greens (WA) regional development and water spokesperson Diane Evers is concerned the timing of the Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme’s (SFIS) referral to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) could be a strategic attempt to avoid proper scrutiny from Manjimup and Pemberton residents. A seven-day public comment period closes on Thursday, February 7 and Ms Evers […]

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