Climate Change

CLIMATE CHANGE READINESS (COASTAL PLANNING AND PROTECTION) BILL 2013


Introduction and First Reading
Bill introduced, on motion by Hon Lynn MacLaren, and read a first time.
Second Reading
HON LYNN MacLAREN (South Metropolitan) [10.15 am]: I move —
That the bill be now read a second time. Read more »

MANGLES BAY MARINA DEVELOPMENT


Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Ken Baston; Hon Dr Sally Talbot; Hon Phil Edman; Deputy President; Hon Helen
Morton; Hon Kate Doust

Motion
Resumed from 19 June on the following motion moved by Hon Lynn MacLaren —
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CLIMATE CHANGE READINESS (COASTAL PLANNING AND PROTECTION) BILL 2013

Extract from Hansard

[COUNCIL —Thursday, 20 June 2013]

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Hon Lynn MacLaren; President

 

CLIMATE CHANGE READINESS (COASTAL PLANNING AND PROTECTION) BILL 2013

Introduction and First Reading

Bill introduced, on motion by Hon Lynn MacLaren, and read a first time.

Second Reading Read more »

Climate Change Notice of Motion

Extract from Hansard [COUNCIL— Tuesday, 18 June 2013] p1554d-1554d Hon Lynn MacLaren 

 

Climate Change 

Notice of Motion 

Hon Lynn MacLaren gave notice that at the next sitting of the house she would move — 

That this Council calls on the state government to —  Read more »

Greens call to action on World Environment Day

On the eve of World Environment Day, the Greens WA identify three priorities to protect our state's unique environment.

"The Greens have been working hard on protecting coastal environments from the twin threats of climate change and uncontrolled development," Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren said.
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Fremantle is the Canary on the Coastline

Returning from a recent visit to California to Fremantle’s sweltering summer temperatures in autumn, newly re-elected Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren recounted  reports in the USA media that named Australia the “canary in the coal mine” in terms of experiencing impacts of climate change.

“The Climate Commission reported that this past summer was the hottest on record and included the hottest sea-surface temperatures ever,” Ms MacLaren said today.
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What some are saying about our Bill on Climate Change

What some are saying about the Climate Change Readiness (Coastal Planning and Protection) Bill 2012 introduced into Parliament late last year.

This letter was received from the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, the regional natural resource management (NRM) organisation for the Northern Agricultural Region (NAR) of Western Australia.

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Rockingham ahead of the game on climate change

With higher than expected sea water temperatures and faster than predicted sea level rise, the Greens say WA needs to follow the example set by Rockingham on climate change.

Greens spokesperson on planning, Lynn MacLaren MLC, said Rockingham’s showing the way and the rest of Western Australia can’t afford a piecemeal approach any longer.

“The City of Rockingham is well beyond debating what may be causing climate change,” Ms MacLaren said today. “They have studied the science and intend to be ready.
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Life at Jervoise Bay and Woodman Point to Change in New Climate

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren revealed today the impacts climate change is having on Cockburn, and called for state government action to relieve pressure on local council efforts to adapt to climate change.

“Modest predictions see the coastal facilities along Jervoise Bay and Woodman Point under water by 2100. In just the moderate projections released by Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the spits, groynes and jetties that are currently used in this area in particular are going to disappear by 2100. This is based on a 0.8 metre rise in sea level.

“Unfortunately, there will also be a further increase in high tide, bringing inundation to areas 1.4 metres above current sea level.
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Climate Change Readiness (Coastal Planning and Protection) Bill 2012 Speech

Extract from Hansard [COUNCIL —Thursday, 29 November 2012] p9040a-9040a Hon Lynn MacLaren

Climate Change Readiness (Coastal Planning and Protection) Bill 2012

Introduction and First Reading
Bill introduced, on motion by Hon Lynn MacLaren, and read a first time.

Second Reading

HON LYNN MacLAREN (South Metropolitan) [10.10 am]: I move — Read more »