Election 2013 Western Australia March 9

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Environment Matters

No Fracking Rally April 2012 in Perth

Fracking rally conducted in Perth April 2012.

Greens welcome High Court investigations into Yindjibarndi and FMG controversy

Greens Statement

Greens member for the Mining and Pastoral region Robin Chapple MLC has welcomed the news that officers from the High Court are conducting an investigation into allegations of improprieties regarding a Former State Manager of the National Native Title Tribunal.

Sea Shepard States Woodsides Claims on Whales False

Operation Kimberley Miinimbi state that this statement to be completely false by Woodside about James Price Point.

'Woodside, the largest operator of oil and gas production in Australia, refers to what they say is “the most significant humpback whale study ever undertaken in Western Australia.”

This “study” claims that, “off James Price Point, the bulk of the migration occurs in waters approximately 30 km from the mainland, with less than five per cent of humpback whales travelling within eight km of the coast”.


Operation Kimberley Miinimbi Documentary

Launch of the Operation Kimberley Miinimbi in September 2012.

They state 'However; this is just the beginning of Operation Kimberley Miinimbi and Sea Shepherd is committed to ensuring that the world’s largest whale nursery remains a nursery and not some environmentally destructive gas hub.'

Social impact of proposed gas hub the election question

Nationals Statement

Broome people have a right to question the actual social implications of the proposed James Price Point gas hub, should it go ahead.

Nationals candidate for the Kimberley, Michele Pucci, said comprehensive and community-focused attention was needed on the challenges ahead if the gas project was given the financial and environmental green light.

WA Threatened Species Changes

The Department of Environment and Conservation has updated the list of threatened species with an additional 16 fauna species and eight flora species added.

State’s 100th National Park announced

Liberal Statement

The Liberal National Government today announced the creation of Western Australia’s 100th national park, ensuring the conservation of 44 per cent of the Burrup Peninsula.

Inland drainage framework good for long term prospects

The Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc.) (WAFarmers) welcomes the announcement from the Liberal National Government which provides a framework for inland drainage across the State.

Framework to co-ordinate inland drainage

Liberal Statement

A drainage policy framework released today by the Liberal National Government will provide a clear and co-ordinated approach to inland drainage across the State.

Greens Highlight Tourist risk To Kimberley

Greens Kimberley candidate Chris Maher has highlighted the risks on Tourism after New York Times stated risks.

JPP - How Did It Come To This

There are some events that can have a major effect on a whole community and its acceptance of events in the future.

The Kimberley onshore gas processing options has the potential to be one of those events for Western Australia.

Sharks Make The News

Sharks have become part of the 2013 election promises, and have hit the news gain today.

Greens Animals 2012

The Greens (WA) believe that:

  • animals are sentient beings with intrinsic worth
  • the welfare of animals must be respected with regard to both the survival of species and the protection of individual animals
  • humans and other animals are interdependent
  • humans have a responsibility to minimise any suffering of animals caused by human activities, and to maximise their quality of life

Fracking not a minor concern for farmers

In June 2012 the WA farmers released a position calling for a moratorium.

Woodside given go-ahead to destroy Aboriginal sites at James Price Point

Greens Statement

Greens Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region and Greens WA spokesperson on Aboriginal affairs Robin Chapple has lashed out in response to yesterday’s decision by State Aboriginal Affairs Minister Peter Collier to give Woodside the go-ahead to destroy Aboriginal sites at James Price Point.

The #wa2013vote website will be kept online so politicians promises and statements can be checked until the end of next WA election in 2017, and after.