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Use of blue-white LED streetlights disappointing: Greens

Friday, August 30, 2019

Greens Member for the North Metropolitan Region, Hon Alison Xamon, following questions in Parliament has found that the blue-white LED streetlights currently being installed are not fit for purpose and in any event will be superseded by the end of the year.

“Residents in Claremont and other suburbs that have recently had the disruptive blue-white street lights installed are justified in their concerns,” she said. “For the sake of a few months they could have had lighting that meets international standards.”

Time lapse image of street intersection from directly above

Auditor General damning of WA Mental Health system: Greens

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Greens spokesperson for Mental Health the Hon Alison Xamon MLC is dismayed, but certainly not surprised, by the findings of the Access to State-Managed Adult Mental Health Services report released by the Auditor General today.

“The report paints a damning picture of a disjointed State funded mental health care system, that is out of touch with how people use services, resulting in an inefficient system that heavily relies on crisis style care.

Greens move to keep pokies out of WA

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Greens spokesperson for Gambling and Mental Health the Hon Alison Xamon MLC has put forward amendments to the TAB (Disposal) Bill 2019 that, if adopted, will remove the electronic gambling platform Trackside from the sale of the TAB.

The Bill is scheduled to be debated in the upper house this week after having been passed by the lower house in June, Ms Xamon said.

Penalty for teens death disgraceful: Greens

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Greens spokesperson for Worker Safety and Industrial Relations  the Hon Alison Xamon MLC is absolutely outraged by the inadequacy of the $38 000 fine meted out to Valmont WA  today for their part in the death of teenage construction worker Wesley Ballantine.

“It defies belief that Valmont WA received this woeful penalty even after admitting they were aware of the dangers that led to the death of teenage construction worker Wesley Ballantine.

Occupational exposure to silica major public health crisis for stonemasons: Greens

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Greens spokesperson for Workers’ Safety and Industrial Relations Hon Alison Xamon MLC is today calling on the Government to take immediate action to protect workers from the clear danger that exposure to silicosis presents.

“We know that this is a huge issue right across the country there is no reason to think WA is any different.  The figures on the numbers of workers with silicosis coming out of Queensland are staggering and early numbers from WA are indicating we may be heading the same way.

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