Media releases

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 […]

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 […]

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