Exciting role now available

Position available - Electorate/Research Officer.  

An exciting opportunity exists to work (full or part time negotiable) in a small team at the Electorate Office of Lynn MacLaren MLC, Member for the South Metropolitan Region in Fremantle.

Key responsibilities: Media support, update website and social media; prepare briefing notes, reports and other Parliamentary materials; organize functions and meetings; provide initial point of contact and follow up constituent enquiries; draft correspondence; liaise with community organizations; organisational support for busy office; undertake special projects.

Conditions: Subject to a three (3) month probationary period, the appointment will be for the term of the Member. Salary: $72,768 to $89,464 pa pro-rata (Electorate & Research Employees General Agreement) Read more »

Premier distracts from real dangers facing cyclists

In responding to today’s comments on new cycling laws for group riders from the Premier Colin Barnett, Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren said “The Premier should recognise that people on bicycles, particularly lone commuters, are the ones being hit by vehicles on WA roads and this is a more pressing issue.”

 “His comments are a deliberate distraction; it is not cyclists in groups who are at greatest risk from motor vehicles, but the solo cyclist.

 “There is already a law to stop cyclists riding more than two abreast. Read more »

Greens MLC congratulates commitment to a meter matters by South Australia

Media statement, Friday, 23 January 2014

In response to today’s news that the South Australian Government will become the third jurisdiction to commit to trialling a minimum distance of one metre for drivers overtaking a cyclist Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren says the Barnett Government should not delay introducing a metre matters trial.  The SA decision comes in response to recommendations handed down to by the South Australian Citizens’ Jury.
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Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme

Our Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme has been in place in WA since 1947 and provides cover for drivers/owners of registered motor vehicles for personal injuries they may cause to other people as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

The CTP scheme is an 'at-fault' scheme where you must assert fault against a driver of a WA registered vehicle in order to make a successful insurance claim. Vehicle passengers, pedestrians and cyclists can also claim against an at-fault driver to obtain compensation for their injuries from motor vehicle accidents.

Lynn MacLaren MLC, as the Greens WA spokesperson on health, transport and road safety, made the following submission to the Insurance Council of WA on the proposed changes, calling for a more equitable application of the scheme.  Read more »

Environment Minister Dismisses Community over Beeliar Wetlands

The Greens are standing firm in their intention to save the Beeliar wetlands from the destructive Roe Highway stage 8 extension, said South Metro Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren upon hearing that the controversial road was given conditional environmental approval by Minister Albert Jacobs.

“The Environment Minister has short-shrifted the public through dismissing community appeals against the Roe 8 highway,” she said.

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Beeliar Wetlands

The Barnett Government is poised to build Roe 8 through the Beeliar wetlands. 

He has pledged $630m of state money. Three days before Christmas 2014 environmental approval was granted.

Watch Lynn's video on the precious Beeliar wetlands here