Premier withdraws drum line program at last minute: Greens call for funds to be redirected to local coastal communities' responses

Media statement, Friday, 24 October 2014

Premier Barnett must take responsibility for wasting State and Federal resources on his failed shark drum line program and must now let local coastal communities decide the best way to send public money on coastal protection, Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren says.

"Premier Barnett waited until the very last minute last night (Thursday 23 October) to withdraw his proposed three year drum line program, which was being assessed by the Federal Department of Environment with a decision by Minister Hunt due this morning,"  Ms MacLaren said. Read more »

Greens seek revocation of sustainable forest management certification handed to the Forest Products Commission

Media statement, Thursday, 23 October 2014.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has labelled the Forest Products Commission (FPC) ‘remarkably audacious and plainly irresponsible’ for seeking (and gaining) an environmental tick of approval from the world’s leading timber certifying body, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

“How the FPC has managed to persuade the FSC that it meets the criteria for sustainable and ethical forest management remains to be seen. I will be asking the Minister for Forestry whether she believes that wood chipping 600 year old karri trees and destroying habitat for WA endemic endangered species is sustainable. Read more »

Greens seek revocation of sustainable forest management certification handed to the Forest Products Commission

Media statement, Thursday, 23 October 2014.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has labelled the Forest Products Commission (FPC) ‘remarkably audacious and plainly irresponsible’ for seeking (and gaining) an environmental tick of approval from the world’s leading timber certifying body, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

“How the FPC has managed to persuade the FSC that it meets the criteria for sustainable and ethical forest management remains to be seen. I will be asking the Minister for Forestry whether she believes that wood chipping 600 year old karri trees and destroying habitat for WA endemic endangered species is sustainable. Read more »

Greens seek revocation of sustainable forest management certification handed to the Forest Products Commission

Media statement, Thursday, 23 October 2014.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has labelled the Forest Products Commission (FPC) ‘remarkably audacious and plainly irresponsible’ for seeking (and gaining) an environmental tick of approval from the world’s leading timber certifying body, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

“How the FPC has managed to persuade the FSC that it meets the criteria for sustainable and ethical forest management remains to be seen. I will be asking the Minister for Forestry whether she believes that wood chipping 600 year old karri trees and destroying habitat for WA endemic endangered species is sustainable. Read more »

WA Greens: It was only a matter of time before more distressing live export footage emerged

Media statement, Thursday, 23 October 2014.

In response to more horrific footage of live export slaughter on the streets of Gaza, Kuwait and Jordan aired on Lateline last night, Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren said ‘it was only a matter of time until more evidence emerged of horrendous mistreatment of Australian sheep and cattle in the Middle East’.
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PERTH ACTION: Justice for Ms Dhu


We call on concerned members of the WA Community to come together and support the Family and community of Ms Dhu who tragically died in a Port Hedland lock up last month.

The family are demanding answers to numerous questions surrounding the death of their loved one.

The Public Rally & March in Perth will take place from Supreme Court Gardens (Riverside) forming up from 11:30am and marching off up Barrack St, left into St Georges Tce and up to Parliament House. Read more »