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Mental illness and suicide among seniors to be explored as part of Select Committee into Elder Abuse

Friday, September 15, 2017

Greens spokesperson for Seniors and Ageing Hon Alison Xamon today welcomed the establishment of a Parliamentary Select Committee into the issue of Elder Abuse.  The motion to establish the Committee, initiated by Hon Nick Goiran, received unanimous support from the Legislative Council.

Greens urge Government to adhere to policies and protect bushland at Shenton Park

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Greens have today called on the Government to adhere to its own planning policies and protect a patch of bushland under threat from development at Shenton Park.

Member for North Metropolitan Region Hon. Alison Xamon MLC said the bushland at the Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital site at Lumnos Street formed an important ecological link between Bush Forever sites at Shenton Park and Underwood Avenue bushlands.

She said the larger bushlands in the area linked Kings Park and Bold Park – two of Perth’s most iconic green spaces.

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.

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