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Greens News

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013
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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Greens Statement

While the State Government continues to dither on the Perth-Darwin Highway, traffic problems along Great Northern Highway in Bullsbrook have created a danger zone, says East Metro Greens MP Alison Xamon.

“Just today I heard from yet another constituent who is concerned about the traffic and planning failures in Bullsbrook,” Ms Xamon said.

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Monday, 25 February 2013

Greens Statement

Lynn MacLaren MLC, Greens WA spokesperson on Arts and Culture, said today she welcomed the renewed focus on a national Indigenous Cultural Centre at the Waterfront development.

“A national Indigenous Cultural Centre should have been the State’s top priority for the waterfront development to offset the destruction of heritage values and loss of public open space,” Ms MacLaren said today at the ‘Get Your Arts Into Gear’ Election Forum run by the Chamber of Arts and Culture.

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Monday, 25 February 2013

Christine Milne questions Environment Minister on protection of James Price Point - Conroy fails to answer question or fails to answer.

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Friday, 22 February 2013

Greens Statement

Robin Chapple MLC, Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region, and Greens WA spokesperson for Climate Change and Energy policy, today welcomed the findings of the Shell Australia “Future Energy Survey 2013” report.  “This company can hardly be described as Green fellow-travellers, which lends even more credibility to their findings”, Mr Chapple observed.

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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Greens Statement

All students must be supported at school to achieve their very best regardless of their background or circumstances, says Greens WA spokesperson for education Alison Xamon.

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Greens Statement

Greens WA spokesperson for Energy, Robin Chapple MLC, today congratulated Labor on working towards a plan to innovate in the WA energy market, however called for clarification on how this would benefit the renewable energy industry.

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Sunday, 17 February 2013

source: Greens candidate Dr George Crisp

All of our activities and industries have differing, sometimes complex, health consequences. A striking example is in electricity generation, where ‘renewables’ and fossil fuel combustion have markedly contrasting implications for our health, now and in the future.

Along with the undoubted health and social benefits derived from accessible and available electricity, there are also inherent, often unrecognised or unaccounted, adverse effects from these same energy generation processes.

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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Greens for the Kimberley

Royalties for Regions is an Act of Parliament assented to on 3 December 2009. Each of the major political parties support it and it enjoys wide appeal across country WA. It is now the main government strategy for ensuring a percentage of all mining royalties are spent in regional WA.

There is a perception that the Royalties for Regions program belongs to the National Party. This is quite untrue and misleading.

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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Greens Statement

The Greens light rail proposal adapted by the Western Australian Government should not be sacrificed for 'MetroNet', the Greens warned today.

Greens WA state transport spokesperson Lynn MacLaren said scrapping light rail would waste the planning and design work already done and forgo the city-building potential of electric light rail.

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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Greens Statement

The Greens have today released a plan designed to help farmers adapt to the worsening impacts of climate change.

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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Greens Statement

WA has already missed out on the early rollout of launch sites for the NDIS because of inaction by the Barnett Government including its failure to set up a no-fault insurance scheme.

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Friday, 15 February 2013

Greens Statement December 13, 2012

A slightly reduced limit on the amount of phosphorous in home garden fertilisers is long overdue but is only part of what is required to clean up our waterways, says Greens Water Spokesperson Alison Xamon.

“The State Government’s announcement that they will slightly reduce the amount of phosphorous in home garden fertilisers is welcome, however it is only addressing half of the strategy.  The Government must also commit to funding an education campaign as to the best ways to use domestic fertilisers,” Ms Xamon said.
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Friday, 15 February 2013

Greens Statement January 8

The threat of mandatory time or being kept indefinitely in jail continues to hang over the heads of the State’s mentally impaired accused people following the Barnett/Grylls Government’s failure to undertake desperately needed law reform during its term of government.

Greens spokesperson for mental health and disabilities Alison Xamon said that despite constant lobbying from community groups, the devastating consequence of the Government’s so-called “tough on crime” legislative agenda still remained.

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Friday, 15 February 2013

Greens Statement January 10

In many ways Rottnest Island is like the Swan River – unique, iconic, and much loved by the denizens of Perth. But who does it belong to, other than to itself? Who has the right to make decisions about its future? Who will preserve its values, and is there consensus on what those values are?

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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Greens Statement January 15

Welcoming the RAC’s recent push for congestion solutions, the Greens pointed to better spending priorities than a costly traffic bridge that would add to car woes.

“This $10b costly bridge will only add to our car woes,” Greens transport spokesperson Lynn MacLaren MLC said. “Light rail is where we should be putting our transport dollars.

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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Kimberley Candidate Chris Maher

Poor nutrition is a root cause of high rates of hearing loss among Aboriginal children in the Kimberley. Not eating well leaves a child run down and vulnerable to virus infections. Frequent colds and runny noses block the Eustachian tube, leading to an infection in the middle ear that, if untreated, causes the ear drum to break.

We could save a lot of health service dollars and have happier, healthier Kimberley children by addressing the root cause of this issue and supported community stores across the region. All Kimberley communities with a school should have a store that provides families with affordable fresh fruit and vegetables. There is evidence of one community reducing the incidence of ear infections significantly through a nutrition program.

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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Greens have launched their comprehensive energy plan called Energy 2029 and website.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Greens Statement

The Greens have identified ways to potentially save more drinking water through conservation efforts than the combined output of the Kwinana and Binningup desalination plants . 

The Greens Smart With Water Action Plan is based on comprehensive research and shows that simple measures like providing incentives for  greywater plumbing for homes; expanding managed aquifer recharge; increasing the use of  treated waste water by industry; and rolling out more smart meters could save up to 260 billion litres a year by 2029.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Greens Statement

A new Department of Water report has confirmed warnings made repeatedly by the Greens that too much groundwater is being drawn from the Gnangara Mound.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Greens Statement

The Greens say the news of James Packer’s $35 million discount is the last straw when added to the lack of genuine public consultation and the sidelining of environmental assessment of the pollution risk of development at the Burswood Park golf course to Swan River water quality.

“How much more will this Premier gift to his special friends at the expense of public amenity and risk to our river’s health?” Greens spokesperson on planning, Lynn MacLaren MLC queried.

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Monday, 11 February 2013

This is what the Burswood Peninsula looks like now. It is a far cry from its former uses as a rubbish tip, sewerage treatment works and industrial site.  The site has been rehabilitated into a public golf course (that attracts 80,000 golfers annually), lakes, birds, trees and parkland. But not for long – the State Government has other plans.

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Sunday, 10 February 2013

Nerilee Boshammer Greens Warren- Blackwood candidate discusses some of the possibilities for a post native forest logging Warren- Blackwood.

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Sunday, 10 February 2013

The West Australian Forrest Alliance invited candidates for the South West area to speak to their assembled group representatives.

Having been a long time SW forest activist before and during her 16 years in Parliament Giz shared her thoughts with the group.

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Sunday, 10 February 2013

Media questions about Lower House Seats and in particular Fremantle and Vasse

 

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