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Greens stand with Environmental Defenders Office as the Barnett government’s list of environmental failures grows again

The Australian Greens have thrown their weight behind a community funding campaign to save the WA Environmental Defenders Office after confirmation that all state funding will be terminated.

"The Greens strongly support the Environmental Defenders Office and we are joining with the community to support them after this disgraceful decision from the government," Senator Scott Ludlam, Australian Greens deputy leader said today.

"I am proud to have today applied for life membership of the WA Environmental Defenders Office and to support an organisation that continues to play a critical role to play in protecting WA's unique environment from a range of threats, most significantly the WA Government's obsession with reckless development at all costs.

"The history of Environmental Defenders Office is one of standing up against development, pollution and destruction by governments, mining conglomerates and business interests who do not care about the future they leave for WA.

"By defunding organisations like the Environmental Defenders Office, our state and federal governments are failing in their obligation to protect WA, and they're intentionally weakening those people who have the courage to stand up to them.

"I have no doubt that the WA community will pull together against this latest failure of Colin Barnett's feeble government," Senator Ludlam concluded.


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