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Greens News

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Monday, 21 January 2013

Greens Statement January 20

The Greens (WA) today launched their campaign for the 2013 state election with a promise to build a cleaner, more sustainable, more affordable and more caring WA.

The party is running on a platform of True Progress and has pledged to run a positive campaign.
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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

The Greens (WA) believe that:

  • all spheres of government are responsible for helping to facilitate creative expression and engagement with the arts through funding and the provision of appropriate facilities 
  • creative artistic expression and cultural experience are fundamental aspects of social wellbeing
  • access to diverse, innovative artistic and cultural experiences should available to all West Australians
  • artistic expression and culture should be protected and promoted in Western Australia
  • creative artists play an essential role in social life and should be fostered and supported in Western Australia
  • The State’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and artistic work express unique cultures and heritage which must be supported, respected and appropriately protected through legislation, policy and funding priorities (see also The Greens (WA) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples policy)
  • state libraries and collecting institutions are essential to our understanding of ourselves and our place in the world
  • specialist artistic education and training programs provide a unique learning environment for aspiring West Australian artists and should be promoted wherever possible
Editor
Wednesday, 16 January 2013

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
Editor
Tuesday, 15 January 2013

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.

Editor
Sunday, 13 January 2013

Greens Statement Lynn MacLaren 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?

Editor
Saturday, 12 January 2013

Following our request to WA political parties on their policy on Sex Workers the Greens have followed up with confirmation of the following feedback supplied to the WA Attorney General in 2011.

Editor
Friday, 11 January 2013

Greens Statement

All WA’s political parties support Royalties for Regions (RFR). The Greens have been saying for years that a fair proportion of the royalties earned in the regions should be spent locally.
Editor
Thursday, 10 January 2013

The Greens (WA) believe that:

  • Western Australia faces increasing pressure on water supplies with continued growth in population and industry and as a result of the effects of climate change (see also The Greens (WA) Climate Change & Energy policy)
  • with declining rainfall, the South West of the State in particular faces a significant challenge to meet its water needs in a sustainable way
  • water utilities have a major role to play in meeting that challenge by promoting cost-effective and environmentally sound efficiency and recycling measures
Editor
Thursday, 10 January 2013

The Greens (WA) believe that:

  • a changing climate poses new problems for water resource management which affects biodiversity, forests in water catchments, dependent industries, groundwater dependant ecosystems and urban water users
  • groundwater extraction in some areas of Western Australia exceeds sustainable water extraction levels
  • wetlands and other important environmental areas are adversely affected as a result (see also The Greens (WA) Wetlands policy)
  • The Greens (WA) believe that current State policies are unsustainable and much more can and should be done to conserve, reuse and recycle water resources
Editor
Thursday, 10 January 2013

The Greens (WA) believe that:

  • all people who experience mental illness should be able to live free from stigma, discrimination and exclusion, and maximise their social and employment opportunities
  • all people who experience mental illness should have access to high quality mental health care, treatment and support that is tailored to meet their specific needs
  • the vital role of carers should be acknowledged, respected and supported
  • research and evaluation are crucial to reducing the incidence of mental health problems and improving outcomes for people experiencing and living with mental illness
Editor
Thursday, 10 January 2013

The Greens (WA) believe that:

  • education is a public good
  • education empowers people to live purposeful, satisfying lives and to participate fully as citizens in an effective democracy
Editor
Tuesday, 08 January 2013

Recently Mines Minister Moore intervened to stifle public debate on Fracking at open forums.

This is a very alarming practice by the Barnett Liberal Government and certainly warrants a high level of scrutiny.

Dr George Crisp was obstructed from attending.

He states 'It is not the place of a government or its ministers to willfully restrict access to relevant information or expert opinion, and intervening in public meetings in this way should indeed be scrutinised by the media.'

His full account follows.

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Monday, 07 January 2013
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Monday, 07 January 2013
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Sunday, 06 January 2013

The Greens candidate for the Kimberley Chris Maher has criticised the carve up of the Royalties for Regions scheme.

Editor
Thursday, 03 January 2013

Scott Ludlam the Greens Senator for Western Australia has been an advocate for Trams (light rail) in Perth since 2007.

 

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Wednesday, 02 January 2013

Greens Statement December 30

The Greens have today called for the Barnett/Grylls Government to come clean over what is planned for the future of Graylands Hospital and the site on which it sits.

Editor
Wednesday, 02 January 2013

Ex Broome Councillor Peter Mitchell has thrown his support behind Chris Maher for the seat of Kimberley.

Editor
Tuesday, 01 January 2013

Greens Announcement

MRS Amendment 1221/41 Banjup 28 November

I (Lynn MacLaren MLC) have moved to disallow the Banjup MRS amendment in the interests of better planning, and particularly, in this case, in the interests of conserving the Jandakot mound as one of Perth’s important water resources and in protecting future residents from noise impacts.

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Monday, 24 December 2012

Long time Labot stakwart John Bucknall endorses the Greens over the parties for 2013. He is seriously concerned with plans for the Kimberley.

Editor
Monday, 24 December 2012

Greens candidate Chris Maher has a video launch for Kimberley seat. Dec 17

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Monday, 24 December 2012

Greens Statement Dec 17

Lynn recently provided a submission to the Statutory Review of the Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Act 2006.

The feedback from tenants in long-stay park underlines the acute urgency to deal with the housing gap in Western Australia. It is also imperative to address the problems that an increasing number of seniors are having with housing affordability.

Editor
Monday, 24 December 2012

Greens Statement Dec 18

Today The Greens outlined a green transformation for Scarborough Beach Road including an the extension of light rail to connect Scarborough Beach with transport hubs at Stirling and Glendalough.

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