Consumer protection

At a time when the gap between rich and poor is growing, the Greens want to ensure all Australians get a fair share of Western Australia’s prosperity.  Economic activity should support rather than deplete the social and natural capital of our world and the social relationships that make people healthy and happy.

The way businesses conduct their operations can have a real and lasting effect on consumers through the provision of both products and services.  Members of the community have the right to know that there are protections in place that give some assurance of the quality of what they are purchasing.

Alison has a history of advocating for stronger legislation and regulations which ensure consumers have the means to seek recourse should businesses breach their obligations.  She has advocated for regulation of counselling and psychotherapy professions to ensure consumers are less likely to encounter untrained practitioners and, if they do, can seek recourse. 

Alison will continue to pursue sensible regulation to protect consumers.