Media releases

Temperature Rising as Calls for a Burning Review Grow

WA Greens MLC Diane Evers has endorsed a statement by the recently established Denmark Fire Study Group (DFSG) calling on the WA Government to review its current prescribed burning practices. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for forestry, has endorsed a statement representing community and organisational stakeholders and said the DFSG will reflect concerns she […]

Stimulus Steps Not Enough in Social Housing Journey

South West MLC Diane Evers has described the McGowan Government’s Social Housing Economic Recovery package as a necessary step for regional public housing and for an increase in jobs creation, but said the measures do not go far enough to address long regional waitlists for accommodation. The Greens (WA) MP said she welcomed the $80million […]

Time Ticks on WA Labor Commitment

South West MLC Diane Evers has called on the McGowan Government to follow its words with action after it emerged that WA Labor’s 2019 platform has committed to the recovery of Tier 3 rail lines. The Government’s party platform described the Barnett Government’s closure of regional Tier 3 rail lines as ‘ill-advised, irresponsible and unsafe’, […]

Two Per Cent Success-Rate In Shark Drumline Trial Costs Taxpayers Millions

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has encouraged Western Australians to contribute to the Environmental Protection Authority’s seven-day public comment period for the continuation of the WA Government’s SMART Drumline trial. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for marine and fisheries, has criticised the trial as an inappropriate method for shark attack mitigation in the […]

Stewardship Support a Small Step Only

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has described the McGowan Government’s plans to increase total funding for the Community Stewardship Grants by $1.5 million as falling short of the commitment needed to support community-based land management groups. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for a range of environmental issues including forestry, agriculture and water, said […]

East Coast Forest Estimates are Evidence for Action

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has called for action by the McGowan Government to end logging in Western Australian native forests, after an independent estimate was conducted by the Victorian Parliamentary Budget Office on its own native timber industry. The Victorian Andrews Government announced a transition plan in November 2019  to phase out logging […]

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