This issue begins with an international perspective, highlighting the visit of the Peace Boat to Fremantle and reminding us of the ever present, and recently increasing, threat of nuclear Armageddon. We then look at a Green Party trying to get underway in a country facing difficulties in charting a pathway to free and fair democratic representation – Bangladesh. Implementation of fracking technology is raising the ire of all with environmental concerns globally. We include an article describing the pushback against fracking in the UK, with lessons relevant to WA. Then, getting very close to home, we take a look at how The Greens might fare in the upcoming by-election for the WA State seat of Cottesloe, a blue riband Liberal seat vacated by former Premier Colin Barnett. If you want to keep contributing to The Greens even after you’ve gone, you may want to explore opportunities to bequest. And, we have a review of a book which dissects our increasingly consume-and-throw-away habits, and suggests how we might cure ourselves of this affliction.
Our MPs have started the year busier than ever. We have updates from Senators Rachel Siewert and Jordon Steele-John and our Members of the WA Legislative Council Robin Chapple (Mining and Pastoral), Alison Xamon (North Metropolitan), Tim Clifford (East Metropolitan) and Diane Evers (South West).
Header photo: Rachel and Jordon at the One Day in Fremantle event on 26th January. Georgia Blackburn