About Alison Xamon
Alison is the first Greens member to have been successfully elected to represent the East Metropolitan Region in the WA Parliament.
A lawyer with a background in industrial and equal rights law, Alison was elected in 2008 and took her seat on May 22, 2009.
A passionate social justice and environmental campaigner for over two decades, Alison has been involved in numerous activist campaigns from forests and nuclear disarmament, to education, health and human rights campaigns.
She has also sat on numerous boards within the community legal sector and is passionate about public interest law and people's right to access justice.
Alison hopes to be a part of creating a sustainable economic and environmental future able to withstand the challenges of climate change.
She has a particular interest in giving voice to those least able to defend themselves, whether they be those dealing with mental illness, disability, raising children, struggling with poverty, or workers trying to get a fair go.
Before taking her seat in Parliament Alison worked for many years in the union movement for both white and blue collar unions, in the fields of industrialand equal opportunity law.
In her early years Alison was the Guild President for the Murdoch University Student Guild, and she is also a trained playleader who has worked with at-risk children.
A long-time resident of the East Metropolitan region, Alison was born in Mundaring and grew up in the “flatlands” of the East Metropolitan region where she still lives. She is married with three beautiful children whom she adores.
For more about Alison, her background and her goals, click here to read her inaugural Parliamentary speech.
A hard-working Member of Parliament
As an East Metro MLC for the past three years Alison, has been a tireless worker on behalf of her East Metropolitan constituents, tackling the issues that matter most in improving the lives and well-being of people in the region.
Some of the key ones of these are introducing the Perth Hills Bill in Parliament to protect the remaining natural bushland and forest in the Hills, campaigning against expanded mining operations in the East Metro Region and supporting plans to retain grain transport on Tier 3 rail lines.
Alison also has responsibility for a wide portfolio of State issues.
She has worked tirelessly to increase awareness and improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in our community, by arguing for better legislation in Parliament that affects all West Australians.
Some of the key State issues Alison has tackled include campaigning for a moratorium on fracking, protecting our State’s precious water supplies, gaining Government concessions on uranium safety regulations and contributing to the framing of a new approach for people with mental illness or intellectual disability who have adverse dealings with the law.
She has also introduced Private Members Bills to introduce the offence of Industrial Manslaughter into the Criminal Code and a Bill to enable Pay Equity cases to be run for WA workers.
Alison’s portfolios are Children and Youth, Community Services, Consumer Protection, Disabilities, Education and Training, Electoral Affairs, Industrial Relations and Employment, Mental Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Public Service, Urban Bushland, Veterans’ Affairs, Volunteering, Water and Women.