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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.

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Nalder promised to save Point Peron - 50 years ago

Barnett government minister Dean Nalder's grandfather was the minister responsible for offering a deal to protect the crown land at Point Peron, a deal that is now being ripped up.

Sir Crawford Nalder, who as Acting Premier of Western Australia wrote to then Acting Prime Minister McEwen in June 1963 the letter of offer to the Commonwealth for the purchase of the land at Cape Peron. 

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Greens Senator Scott Ludlam to attend community meeting on Point Peron

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam to attend community meeting on Point Peron


Greens Senator Scott Ludlam will join a community push for alternatives to the beleagured Point Peron canal development and private marina, at a public meeting in Rockingham on Wednesday night.

"This community meeting will take the fight against the unpopular Point Peron marina to a new level," he said.

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Environmental and Heritage Impacts of Airport Extension on Munday Swamp Questioned


Question No. 826

Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, in writing, on 2 September 2014:

With reference to the answers to Questions on notice no. 316 and 628 relating to the environmental and Indigenous heritage values of Munday Swamp located at Perth Airport in

Western Australia:

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Talking to a politican about saving Point Peron

  1. The Land was transferred from the Commonwealth to the State of Western Australia in 1964 subject to its future use ‘being restricted to a reserve for Recreation and/or Park Lands’;
  2. The Land includes 38 hectares of ‘Bush Forever’ which would be destroyed, causing loss of habitat, restrictions on public access and permanently damaging cultural and social elements of Point Peron;
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