Greens congratulate candidate for making Vasse seat marginal

Media statement, Monday, 20 October 2014

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has congratulated Vasse candidate Michael Baldock and his campaign team for ‘knocking 2500 doors and earning an 8% swing in their favour even though the campaign timeframe was remarkably short’.

“Michael is a well-respected member of the community in Vasse, voters recognised sound policies and a strong vision for a sustainable future. Michael offered balance and an interest in education, health and community infrastructure that appealed to many.

“I’d also like to note that the decision to encourage voters to choose their own order of preferences was welcomed by voters as evidenced by the low number of informal votes. Read more »

Premier's rogue shark nonsense is endangering Western Australians

 Media statement, Friday, 17 October 2014

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren says documents justifying a Federal Government exemption that enabled protected great white sharks to be killed off Esperance this month raise doubts about the quality of information the WA Premier fed to the Federal Environment Minister.

"It seems that Premier Barnett's continuing 'rogue sharks' fantasy might have led to him to make dubious claims to the Federal Environment Minister," Ms MacLaren said. Read more »

Greens push through bike safety bill in response to fatalities

Media statement, Wednesday, 15 October 2014.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren will tomorrow urgently bring forward debate for her Road Traffic (Keeping Safe Distances from Bicycles) Amendment Bill after a recent cycling death has demonstrated ‘how critical it is that we act immediately to protect vulnerable road users’.

“I welcome increased funding for bike paths by the State Government, but this infrastructure will take time and money to implement, we need to act now before more lives are lost.
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Greens oppose major waste incineration plants for global day of action

Media statement, Tuesday, 14 October 2014.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has today as part of a global day of action on incinerators urged the State Government to implement better programmes for reducing, reusing and recycling waste rather than proceed with proposals to burn large quantities of household waste.

“Our efforts to reduce landfill shouldn’t lead to even greater environmental hazards like an increase in dioxins or furans. Read more »

Greens table petition against canal developments

Media statement, Tuesday 14 October 2014.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has today tabled hundreds of signatures on a petition that challenges the development of two proposed canal estate developments at Point Peron and Ocean Reef.

The petition challenges the promotion of both developments as ‘marinas’, and calls for a ban on canal estate developments, as seen in New South Wales and Victoria. Read more »

Greens urge support for increased cyclist safety following another saddening fatality

Media statement, Monday 13 October 2014

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has today urged the State Government to support her Bill to protect cyclists after another fatality on the weekend showed more drastic action must be taken to protect vulnerable road-users.

“My sincere condolences go out to the friends and family of Brynt McSwain, another cyclist who died tragically on WA roads. Read more »