Some #noWAsharkcull crew today visited the office of the Environment Protection Authority on St George’s Terrace, Perth.
The aim was to deliver a scroll of messages and a book of photos to Paul Vogel. The messages on the scroll came from both here in Western Australia and from others around the world, all calling for an end to the shark cull in WA.
The real aim was to get the campaign back in the media, and combined with yesterday’s media blow-up, it has worked. We got media for what really was just a few people with a desire to see the head of the EPA, who in my opinion absolutely should be meeting with environmental movements.
If the EPA won’t even meet with us, after we break all their records for public submissions, what does that say about them? Maybe they will, we have requested a meeting with Paul Vogel between now and July the 4th, while the Public Environmental Review is still open.
The Liberal Party of Western Australia are misusing the West Australian government’s budget in many ways. I only want to focus on 3 of them for now.
Solar Cuts – Solar feed-in rebate to be slashed in half, despite 10 year contracts.
Paid Parking – Free parking at train stations to be abolished as of July 1, 2014.
Wasteful Spending – $20bn+ on Elizabeth Quay and $1bn+ on sports stadium.
One of the most controversial decision in the August 8 state budget are the “Solar Cuts” (see #SolarCuts). These will see the solar energy feed-in tariff literally halved, despite electricity prices having risen by more than 70% in recent years.