When interviewed, Diane was the MLC for the South West Region in the WA Parliament’s Upper House where she was elected in 2017. Diane was not successful in being re-elected at the 2021 state election.
She moved to Albany with her family in 1995. Becoming more involved in politics, initially with Liberals for Forests, Diane then served on Albany’s local council. She was later employed as the State Manager of Green Skills. She joined the Greens in 2005 and has stood six times as a candidate for the Party.
In Parliament, Diane was the Greens spokesperson for a wide range of portfolios, including forests, agriculture, regional development, water and marine, and fisheries.
In her first term in Parliament, Diane introduced five innovative Bills involving the State’s environment: Food Amendment (Shark Fin Prohibition) Bill 2019, Royalties for Regions Amendment Bill 2019, Environment Court Bill 2019, the Rights of Nature and Future Generations Bill 2019 and the Forest Products Amendment Bill 2020.