Animals

Shark drum line program: Questions 5

428. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the Leader of the House representing the Premier: Read more »

Shark drum line program: Questions 4

377. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the Minister for Fisheries: Read more »

Shark drum line program: Questions 3

368. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the Leader of the House representing the Premier: Read more »

Shark drum line program: Questions 2

341. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the Leader of the House representing the Premier: Read more »

Shark drum line program: Questions

325. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the Minister for Fisheries: Read more »

Sharks - drum line program: Questions 2


873. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Fisheries: Read more »

Sharks - drum line program: Questions


874. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Fisheries: Read more »

Numbat habitats: Questions

793. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Mental Health representing the Minister for Environment:
Will the Minister provide data on the area of forest available for harvest that provides habitat for numbats?


Hon Helen Morton replied: Read more »

Lynn's submission to the EPA: Western Australian Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line Program 2014-2017

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has completed her submission to the Environmental Protection Authority regarding the State Government's referral to extend the WA Shark Hazard Mitigation Drum Line Program for three years. Lynn would like to urge members of the public to make their own submissions, and invites the public to use her submission as a recommendation on what to include.

Despite receiving over 20,000 submissions last month, the EPA chose not to assess the policy because the limited time frame of the policy (ending April 30 of this year) was deemed not to have an environmental impact.


With plans to extend the program to 2017, we must now send a clear message to the EPA that this policy is environmentally unacceptable and should conduct full assessment of the environmental impact. Read more »

Strong concerns about Fisheries’ advice on drum lining plan

Media statement, Tuesday 15 April 2014.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has questioned advice given by the WA Department of Fisheries on the impacts of drum lining for three more years on WA’s marine life, saying it contradicts national documents published as recently as last year on the status of great white shark populations off Western Australia.

“The Premier, via his Department of Premier and Cabinet, has submitted a plan to both State and Federal environmental agencies outlining his intention to cull sharks in WA waters for another three summers,” Ms MacLaren said. Read more »