Diane Evers

Former MLC for the South West Region

Diane Evers and The Greens (WA) have a strong, sustainable vision for the South West. 

Diane was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council at the 2017 state election, as a Greens member in South West Region. She was not successful in being re-elected at the 2021 State Election. 

Before entering Parliament, Diane was the State Manager of Green Skills, a community organisation undertaking environmental works and community development leading toward sustainable lifestyles.

As an inaugural Councillor of the newly formed City of Albany Council, Diane held Board positions on the Great Southern Development Commission, the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee. She has also been the treasurer of an independent primary school. 

Diane, and her husband, Tony, have been active in the Albany community for over twenty years raising four, now adult children. Through her career, Diane has developed a passion for her community and the environment, building on her accounting, finance, and managerial skills gained earlier in her career as an accountant.

Diane has been an outspoken resident of the South West on issues including appropriate sustainable development, GM crops, social issues, marine reserves and renewable energy. A Greens member for over 10 years, she is a strong advocate for sustainable living, with solar panels, rainwater only water supply, a small veggie garden, reuse/recycle and electric transport as part of her day to day life.

In her 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.

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