1500 Petition Parliament to save Mowen Forest near Margaret River

Media statement, Thursday, 27 November 2014.

Plans to log a beloved forest for minimal financial gain will be abandoned if the largest petition in recent times gathered by the Margaret River community is successful. The 1500 strong petition, to be tabled today at 10am by Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren, opposes imminent plans to log 1,610 hectares of Margaret River’s Mowen Forest which will destroy threatened fauna habitat, said Ms MacLaren.
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Greens: Let your Federal MP know that you support reform for marriage equality

Media statement, Wednesday, 26 September 2014.

Another attempt today at achieving  Federal marriage equality in the Senate will fall flat unless coalition members are granted a conscience vote by the Prime Minister, said Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren.

“Today a Liberal Democrat Senator has introduced the Freedom to Marry Bill that will not go anywhere if the Prime Minister does not allow the Liberal Party Room a conscience vote.
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Government admits there is no reason to kill sharks

Pressed by the Greens in Parliament this week to reveal the logic or research behind its policy of killing sharks in an area after a shark bite has occurred, the Government has admitted that there is none. 

"On behalf of the Premier, the Leader of the Upper House last night admitted the Government has no research or evidence to show that a shark that has bitten a human once is any more likely than the next shark to bite a human again, and yet this assumption is at the heart of the Government's Imminent Threat policy and the justification for killing protected and vulnerable great white sharks," Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren said.  Read more »

Government admits there is no reason to kill sharks

Pressed by the Greens in Parliament this week to reveal the logic or research behind its policy of killing sharks in an area after a shark bite has occurred, the Government has admitted that there is none. 

"On behalf of the Premier, the Leader of the Upper House last night admitted the Government has no research or evidence to show that a shark that has bitten a human once is any more likely than the next shark to bite a human again, and yet this assumption is at the heart of the Government's Imminent Threat policy and the justification for killing protected and vulnerable great white sharks," Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren said.  Read more »

Greens: Bill that validates 25 EPA projects approved with conflicted board should never have passed

Media statement, Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has labelled yesterday’s passing of the Environmental Protection Amendment (Validation) Bill 2014 that retrospectively validate twenty-five projects environmentally approved by a conflicted board of the EPA as ‘an unfair rushed bill that should not have come near to passing’.

“The Greens opposed the Environmental Protection Amendment (Validation) Bill 2014 which passed yesterday.

“It was a sad day not only for environmental protection but also for good governance when the Government retrospectively approved the EPA’s meetings including members with declared conflicts of interest. It seems the Barnett Government can make the rules up as they go along. Read more »

Greens: Bill that validates 25 EPA projects approved with conflicted board should never have passed

Media statement, Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has labelled yesterday’s passing of the Environmental Protection Amendment (Validation) Bill 2014 that retrospectively validate twenty-five projects environmentally approved by a conflicted board of the EPA as ‘an unfair rushed bill that should not have come near to passing’.

“The Greens opposed the Environmental Protection Amendment (Validation) Bill 2014 which passed yesterday.

“It was a sad day not only for environmental protection but also for good governance when the Government retrospectively approved the EPA’s meetings including members with declared conflicts of interest. It seems the Barnett Government can make the rules up as they go along. Read more »