EXCLUSIVE: Greens calls for Coronavirus support for WA regional and independent media

The WA Greens have pushed for the survival of regional and independent media publications during COVID-19, as bulletins and publications fall victim to the pandemic. South West Greens MLC Diane Evers has called on the State Government to ensure media are assisted during the coronavirus, as advertising revenue falls across businesses. Seven West Media announced…

WA Greens call for adequate funding in R4R for environmental preservation

The WA Greens has called on the State Government to support a Royalties for Regions amendment bill to better protect the environment, stating adequate funding is needed for preservation. It is continuing its call for environmental purposes to be reflected in Royalties for Regions spending to enhance WA environmental legislation, for rehabilitation and conservation. WA…

Australia reaches all-time low for climate change action, policy

Australia is performing extremely poorly in response to climate change, with claims the nation deserves to be criticised for a perceived lack of action. A new report has ranked Australia at the bottom of nations in relation to climate change response, as environmental advocates state that they are not surprised that the nation is not…

WA Greens’ Push For An Environment Court Bill

South West MLC Diane Evers has put forward an Environment Court Bill 2019 to the West Australian Parliament today. Ms Evers has described the current system as ‘failing people and the environment.’ and seeks to overhaul the current appeals system by establishing a new Environmental court, independent of government. “WA has a unique environmental appeals system…

Perth climate change action supporters call for more progress despite protests

Advocates for climate change action have continued calls for government and industry to address the issue, claiming there would be “harmful impacts” from a lack of progress. Supporters say governments have “failed them in a lot of ways” on the issue, calling for government policies and industry action. Demonstrators from climate change activist group Extinction…

Greens push for climate crisis acknowledgement

Greens MLC Tim Clifford is advocating for acknowledgment of the climate crisis. Mr Clifford has given notice to the WA parliament, that on September 4th, all members of the Legislative Council will be called on for the motion to: – Acknowledge the climate crisis and declare a climate emergency. – Note that climate change will…

KidsHelpline struggling to meet call demands

As a nationally promoted outlet for kids seeking a listening ear and encouraging advice, Kids Helpline is struggling to keep up with the sheer volume of calls. While over 31,000 calls were made to Kids Helpline last year, more than half of those calls were dropped… the most dropped calls recorded since 2012. Other calls…