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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 […]

Supporting Diverse Media Crucial to Regional Fabric

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has called on the McGowan Government to ensure regional and independent media publications do not fall victim to the COVID-19 crisis, as outlets nationwide suffer the impacts of falling advertising revenue. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for regional development, highlighted that regional areas comprised 95 per cent of […]

New Questions Asked After Native Forests Freeze

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has celebrated news that 2020 will be the first year since logging began in Western Australia that no karri forests will fall on public land, but has urged vigilance on how to proceed with forest protection into the future. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for forestry, was encouraged […]

Evers Excited to Share Regional Bandt-wagon

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has welcomed a renewed focus on rural and regional communities by new Australian Greens leader Adam Bandt after he indicated his desire for the party to connect more with regional Australia. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for agriculture and regional development, has been a supporter of Western Australian […]

Familiar Faults in Ongoing Forest Failings

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has denounced the Forestry Minister’s response to criticism of the Forest Products Commission (FPC), describing it as an unacceptable example of the McGowan Government’s native forest negligence. Ms Evers, The Greens (WA) spokesperson for forestry, who is seeking a repeal of the Forest Products Act during this term of […]

Evers Continues Environmental Legislation Campaign

South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has continued to call for environmental purposes to be reflected in royalties for regions spending as part of an ongoing campaign to enhance Western Australian environmental legislation. Ms Evers, who introduced the Royalties for Regions Amendment Bill 2019 during the last sitting of WA Parliament, will this week table […]

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 […]

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