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More services for Trans kids needed to halt suicide rate: Greens

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Greens have today called for more investment in services for Trans children following disturbing research undertaken by the Telethon Kids Institute which found that 50% of Trans kids had attempted suicide at least once.
Greens spokesperson for Mental Health said the research made for sobering reading.
“On every measure for mental health and risk of suicide Trans children were identified at being at significant risk,” Ms Xamon said.

Access to Ministers for cash dodgy and undemocratic

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Greens have today announced their intention to reintroduce legislation which would make it an offence under the Electoral Act for Ministers to offer direct access in return for money being donated to their party.

Greens spokesperson for Integrity of Government, Hon Alison Xamon MLC, made the announcement following revelations that McGowan Government Ministers were now offering the opportunity to meet with Ministers one on one for up to $10,000, money which goes directly to ALP coffers.

Review of Disability Justice Centre must be evidence based: Greens

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Greens have today welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Disability of the opportunity to review the effectiveness of WA’s only Disability Justice Centre but warned the review needed to ensure it was evidenced based and did not pander to misinformation or fear based campaigns.

Greens spokesperson for Disability Hon. Alison Xamon MLC said a well-structured review could ensure a better Centre and hoped it may serve to dispel some of the concerns which had been raised within the community.

All Australians should have access to Medicare

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Greens have called on the McGowan Government to urge the federal Health Minister to grant access to Medicare to men, women and children in Western Australian prisons.

Spokesperson for Health and Corrective Services Alison Xamon MLC said access to health services was a basic human right – and people in custody are entitled to receive the same level of access and quality of health care as the general population;

All Australians should have access to Medicare Alison Xamon MLC

Continued uncertainty over future of NDIS must end

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Greens have today criticised the Government for failing to provide a clear timeframe for the WA NDIS roll-out.

Spokesperson for Disability Alison Xamon MLC said it was unacceptable to continue to keep people in the dark about when a decision was expected.  

Ms Xamon said the uncertainty also extended to consumer agencies, which could not spend existing grants funding which is meant to help build capacity ahead of the announcement.

She said agencies were in limbo because they could not apply for new funding.