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Government must send clear message that wage theft will not be tolerated

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Greens spokesperson for Industrial Relations Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called on the Government to send a clear message to employers that wage theft will NOT be tolerated – and to prioritise the introduction of criminal offences against employers who exploit workers through underpayment of wages and entitlements.

Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday night, Hon Xamon said news stories about wage theft scandals had been frustratingly common over the past 18 months.

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McGowan Government must take heed of Productivity Commission Mental Health Report: Greens

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Greens spokesperson for Mental Health the Hon Alison Xamon MLC is calling on the McGowan Government to take heed of the Productivity Commission’s draft report into mental health that was released for public comment today.

The Productivity Commission is calling for a generational shift in how we approach mental health in our communities across Australia.

Unsuitable people permitted to work with children for 14,192 days

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Greens spokesperson for child protection Hon Alison Xamon has today welcomed the release of the latest Auditor General’s report on Working with Children Checks while expressing her deep dismay at the Auditor Generals’ finding that 53 unsuitable people were able to work with children for 14,192 days during 2018-19.

 

The current report considers progress made against recommendations to strengthen protections which were made by the Auditor General in 2014.

 

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More evidence of a mental health system in crisis: Greens

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Greens spokesperson for Mental Health the Hon Alison Xamon MLC is dismayed by the failure of our mental health system to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable members of our community as documented in the Mental Health Advocacy Service’s Annual Report tabled in Parliament this morning.

AIHW report highlights failure to address needs of vulnerable children

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hon Alison Xamon MLC, Greens spokesperson for child protection and youth justice, has called on the McGowan Government to increase investment in early support and intervention for vulnerable families as a report just released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare revealed that 81 per cent of children in both the child protection and youth justice systems had received child protection services first.

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