Environmental issues decisive in election: must form major part of McGowan’s fresh approach

WA’s peak conservation group has congratulated Labor Leader Mark McGowan and his team for the election result on Saturday, which was helped by major environmental campaigns and broad community sentiment against the Barnett Government on a range of environmental issues.

Scorecard: Where the parties stand on the environment

On Saturday, the way we vote will have a much bigger impact on our environment and our future than most people realise.

Days away from a state election and light years away from federal responsibility

Monday 6 March 2017 

Media Release

National and state environment groups have described the recent federal conditional approval of the Mulga Rock uranium project in West Australia as irresponsible fast-tracking.

Protecting WA's Environment is Protecting Our Future Forum

Political candidates in the Western Australian election will be given the opportunity to speak to their environmental policy at a forum to be held on the 2nd of March at Perth Town Hall.

Tim Winton calls on Western Australians to vote for a Frack Free Future

Iconic multi-award winning Western Australian author Tim Winton has joined with Frack Free Future to highlight the risks of gas fracking in the lead up to the State election.

Why the environment might cost Barnett the election

WA has a history of political parties and conservative leaders badly misjudging the mood of the electorate on environmental issues, including at election time. It happened in 2001 when the Gallop Labor Government was elected on the back of the campaign to stop logging of ancient forests in the South West. Since then, major environmental campaigns including the James Price Point LNG development in the Kimberley, and the culling of sharks have wrong-footed Premier Barnett.  Right now it is happening again with the Roe 8 highway, gas fracking, climate change, and a range of other local issues resulting from poor environmental decisions by a Government that has failed to consult, engage, or understand the communities they affect.

Liberal’s cynical attack on WA renewable energy will backfire with voters

Western Australia’s peak environment group has warned that the Liberal party’s attack on renewable energy - involving full page ads in community newspapers and ‘robo-calls’ to voters in marginal seats - is a cynical and desperate campaign tactic that will backfire on the party.

Expert forum to explore potential for WA Renewable Energy Transition

The RenewWA alliance, Conservation Council of WA, and Curtin University will hold a public forum this evening with international renewable energy and new industry development expert Professor Peter Droege, to discuss the potential for Western Australia and the town of Collie to transition from reliance on coal and gas towards a renewable energy future.

Health academic warns of fracking’s impact on public health in WA

An internationally renowned health academic is to argue for a cessation of the unconventional gas and fracking industry until risks to public health and environment can be proven not to occur.