Greens seek revocation of sustainable forest management certification handed to the Forest Products Commission

Media statement, Thursday, 23 October 2014.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has labelled the Forest Products Commission (FPC) ‘remarkably audacious and plainly irresponsible’ for seeking (and gaining) an environmental tick of approval from the world’s leading timber certifying body, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

“How the FPC has managed to persuade the FSC that it meets the criteria for sustainable and ethical forest management remains to be seen. I will be asking the Minister for Forestry whether she believes that wood chipping 600 year old karri trees and destroying habitat for WA endemic endangered species is sustainable. Read more »

Greens seek revocation of sustainable forest management certification handed to the Forest Products Commission

Media statement, Thursday, 23 October 2014.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has labelled the Forest Products Commission (FPC) ‘remarkably audacious and plainly irresponsible’ for seeking (and gaining) an environmental tick of approval from the world’s leading timber certifying body, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

“How the FPC has managed to persuade the FSC that it meets the criteria for sustainable and ethical forest management remains to be seen. I will be asking the Minister for Forestry whether she believes that wood chipping 600 year old karri trees and destroying habitat for WA endemic endangered species is sustainable. Read more »

Greens seek revocation of sustainable forest management certification handed to the Forest Products Commission

Media statement, Thursday, 23 October 2014.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has labelled the Forest Products Commission (FPC) ‘remarkably audacious and plainly irresponsible’ for seeking (and gaining) an environmental tick of approval from the world’s leading timber certifying body, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

“How the FPC has managed to persuade the FSC that it meets the criteria for sustainable and ethical forest management remains to be seen. I will be asking the Minister for Forestry whether she believes that wood chipping 600 year old karri trees and destroying habitat for WA endemic endangered species is sustainable. Read more »

WA Greens: It was only a matter of time before more distressing live export footage emerged

Media statement, Thursday, 23 October 2014.

In response to more horrific footage of live export slaughter on the streets of Gaza, Kuwait and Jordan aired on Lateline last night, Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren said ‘it was only a matter of time until more evidence emerged of horrendous mistreatment of Australian sheep and cattle in the Middle East’.
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PERTH ACTION: Justice for Ms Dhu


We call on concerned members of the WA Community to come together and support the Family and community of Ms Dhu who tragically died in a Port Hedland lock up last month.

The family are demanding answers to numerous questions surrounding the death of their loved one.

The Public Rally & March in Perth will take place from Supreme Court Gardens (Riverside) forming up from 11:30am and marching off up Barrack St, left into St Georges Tce and up to Parliament House. Read more »

Greens congratulate candidate for making Vasse seat marginal

Media statement, Monday, 20 October 2014

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has congratulated Vasse candidate Michael Baldock and his campaign team for ‘knocking 2500 doors and earning an 8% swing in their favour even though the campaign timeframe was remarkably short’.

“Michael is a well-respected member of the community in Vasse, voters recognised sound policies and a strong vision for a sustainable future. Michael offered balance and an interest in education, health and community infrastructure that appealed to many.

“I’d also like to note that the decision to encourage voters to choose their own order of preferences was welcomed by voters as evidenced by the low number of informal votes. Read more »