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Mental Health Code of Practice falls short of meaningful change for FIFO workers

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Greens spokesperson for Mental Health Hon Alison Xamon MLC has said that the Code of Practice for the mental health of FIFO workers released today, whilst an improvement on the draft previously circulated, still falls short of its promise as a meaningful guide for the prevention of adverse mental health and high suicide rates amongst FIFO workers.

“I have very real concerns about the Code’s ability to provide adequate guidance for managers, particularly those who are inexperienced or operating on small, new sites,” she said.

Inspector characterises Hakea prison as “overcrowded, over-stretched and over-stressed”

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Greens spokesperson for Corrective Services Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today called on the Minister for Corrective Services to urgently address serious concerns identified by the Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services (OICS) in its latest report, released today.  

The report, which details the findings of the inspection of Hakea Prison undertaken in July and August 2018, characterises the prison as “overcrowded, over-stretched and over-stressed.”

Minister for Education’s priorities must not exacerbate risks to vulnerable students

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Greens spokesperson for education Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called on the Minister for Education to ensure policies related to addressing violence in schools do not exacerbate risks to vulnerable children.

Speaking in Parliament about the findings of the Coroner’s report into the deaths of 13 children and young people in the Kimberley, Ms Xamon said that it was imperative education policies took into account any potential impact on vulnerable students.

Greens move to abolish ticket voting in WA

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Greens spokesperson for Electoral Affairs Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today introduced legislation to amend the Electoral Act 1907 (WA) to abolish ticket voting and replace it with optional preferential voting both above and below the line.

“Simply put, this Bill will see control of preferences taken out of the hands of parties and returned to the voter where it belongs,” Ms Xamon said.

Greens support call for professional registration on World Social Work Day 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Greens spokesperson for Health Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today renewed her call for social work to be included in the health practitioner National Regulation and Accreditation Scheme.

“World Social Work Day 2019 provides an opportunity for us all to recognise the extraordinary and valuable work undertaken by social workers in our community every day.

This work is undertaken with some of the most vulnerable members of our community, and as such, it is appalling that there is currently no form of legal professional registration for social workers in Australia,” said Ms Xamon.