Forests

The Greens recognise the essential role played by mature forest ecosystems in providing a home for wildlife, protecting water resources and storing carbon.

We are campaigning to end to the destruction of native forests and the export of woodchips and whole logs from native forests. The Greens are also working to ensure native forests are not used for the generation of electricity and other forms of industrial energy, such as wood pellets.

estimates

Native vegetation on private land

21 Feb 2011

Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee - Monday 21 February 2011
Senator SIEWERT—I understand you have started a project called drivers and barriers to the management of native vegetation on private land.

Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee - Monday 21 February 2011


Senator SIEWERT—I understand you have started a project called drivers and barriers to the management of native vegetation on private land.

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Warrup Forest visit

30 Jul 2010

As part of a 2010 South West visit, Senator Siewert visited the Warrup Forest, near Bridgetown, to discuss logging, old growth forests and dieback concerns.

As part of a 2010 South West visit, Senator Siewert visited the Warrup Forest, near Bridgetown, to discuss logging, old growth forests and dieback concerns.

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Jandakot Airport

11 May 2010

Aviation: Jandakot Airport (Question No. 2753)
Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, upon notice, on 12 March 2010: Given that the lessee of Jandakot Airport, Ascot Capital Limited, recently released for public comment its revised master plan for the development of Jandakot Airport which includes a proposal to extend two existing runways and construct a new fourth runway, as well as a significant non-aviation mixed busi ness commercial precinct:

Aviation: Jandakot Airport (Question No. 2753)


Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, upon notice, on 12 March 2010: Given that the lessee of Jandakot Airport, Ascot Capital Limited, recently released for public comment its revised master plan for the development of Jandakot Airport which includes a proposal to extend two existing runways and construct a new fourth runway, as well as a significant non-aviation mixed busi ness commercial precinct:

media-releases

Australian Greens concerned Tiwi Islanders lumped with ‘unviable’ project

29 Oct 2009

The Australian Greens are calling for Federal and Northern Territory action to ensure logging and plantation operations on Tiwi Islands are sustainable and bring benefits to the Island's community.

"I am very concerned by the admission of the administrators of the forestry project on Melville Island, that the operations as commercially unviable," said Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.

The Australian Greens are calling for Federal and Northern Territory action to ensure logging and plantation operations on Tiwi Islands are sustainable and bring benefits to the Island's community.

"I am very concerned by the admission of the administrators of the forestry project on Melville Island, that the operations as commercially unviable," said Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.

estimates

Christmas Island mining & Pipistrelle Bat

20 Oct 2009

ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE ARTS

Senator SIEWERT—I suppose you will find it hard to guess what I want to ask about: Christmas Island. First, I want to go to the issue of mining. I know I have to go to the other part of the portfolio, but I thought I would try you first. Where are you up to with the mining application?

Mr Cochrane—You will have to ask AWD, because we only provide inputs into that process and are not the decision maker.

ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE ARTS

Senator SIEWERT—I suppose you will find it hard to guess what I want to ask about: Christmas Island. First, I want to go to the issue of mining. I know I have to go to the other part of the portfolio, but I thought I would try you first. Where are you up to with the mining application?

Mr Cochrane—You will have to ask AWD, because we only provide inputs into that process and are not the decision maker.

estimates

National Reserve System

20 Oct 2009

ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE ARTS

Senator SIEWERT—I am following up on questions that I asked yesterday in rural and regional. I know it is clumsy being across two estimates areas. It provides an opportunity to see if we can get a different answer! Firstly I would like to follow up on the NRS program because yesterday at rural and regional the department was unable to provide much information on the NRS program. Hopefully I now have where this fits in properly. How much has been allocated for NRS projects in the last round of funding, which is 2009-10?

ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE ARTS

Senator SIEWERT—I am following up on questions that I asked yesterday in rural and regional. I know it is clumsy being across two estimates areas. It provides an opportunity to see if we can get a different answer! Firstly I would like to follow up on the NRS program because yesterday at rural and regional the department was unable to provide much information on the NRS program. Hopefully I now have where this fits in properly. How much has been allocated for NRS projects in the last round of funding, which is 2009-10?

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South West WA Regional Tour

22 Jul 2009

In July 2009, Rachel spent some time on a tour of the South West of Western Australia, visiting and talking with communities about their issues and concerns.

In July 2009, Rachel spent some time on a tour of the South West of Western Australia, visiting and talking with communities about their issues and concerns.

speeches-in-parliament

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

22 Jun 2009

I rise to speak on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 and related bills. Many people in this place will know that, before I entered the parliament, I was the coordinator for the Conservation Council of Western Australia. Prior to that I worked in agriculture, so I have some experience dealing with the issue of climate change. For over two decades I have been personally involved in this debate and it saddens me that some people are still questioning whether or not climate change is real and we are still debating what we are going to do about it.

I rise to speak on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 and related bills. Many people in this place will know that, before I entered the parliament, I was the coordinator for the Conservation Council of Western Australia. Prior to that I worked in agriculture, so I have some experience dealing with the issue of climate change. For over two decades I have been personally involved in this debate and it saddens me that some people are still questioning whether or not climate change is real and we are still debating what we are going to do about it.

media-releases

Canberra must not ignore dieback in WA

17 Jun 2009

Canberra politicians appear to be ignoring the single biggest threat to biodiversity in WA’s South-West as identified by scientists, the Australian Greens say.

Canberra politicians appear to be ignoring the single biggest threat to biodiversity in WA’s South-West as identified by scientists, the Australian Greens say.

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Rachel & Greenpeace speak out on illegal logging

10 Jun 2009

Rachel stands alongside Lester Seri from Conservation Melanesia and Greenpeace's Steve Campbell, talking about illegal logging in Papua New Guinea.

Copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2009

Rachel stands alongside Lester Seri from Conservation Melanesia and Greenpeace's Steve Campbell, talking about illegal logging in Papua New Guinea.

Copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2009

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