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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 […]

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 […]

Government pinched by lobster’s flaws

The Greens (WA) has announced today, after consultation with government and industry stakeholders, it will not support the State Government’s proposed changes to the western rock lobster industry in its current form. Marine and coastal issues spokesperson Diane Evers says the plan did not hit the mark in key areas of concern and could not […]

Delay a signal of trial in error

The Greens (WA) marine and coastal issues spokesperson Diane Evers has reiterated calls for the State Government to cancel the proposed smart drum-line trial to be held near Gracetown in early 2019. The state opposition has accused Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly of trying to sabotage the measure and Ms Evers considers his department’s referral of […]

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