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WA must do more to support people affected by tick-borne disease

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Greens spokesperson for Health Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called on the Government to ensure WA is included into national research into Lyme-like diseases and the state’s interests are properly represented.

Ms Xamon, who put forward a motion in Parliament this week on the issue, said significant numbers of Western Australians had for decades been reporting chronic debilitating symptoms attributed to tick bites.

She said people are currently being turned away without a diagnosis and the support they need.

Treatment of woman held at Bandyup Prison a clear violation of human rights

Monday, March 26, 2018

Greens spokesperson for Corrective Services and Mental Health Hon Alison Xamon MLC has expressed her deep concern about the treatment of a distressed woman transported from Bandyup Women’s Prison to Graylands Hospital.

Ms Xamon said she intended to question the Government about the incident, following reports in the media that the woman “was transported naked and handcuffed” and “had menstrual bleeding” during the 40 minute journey between the prison and the Frankland Centre at Graylands Hospital in August 2017.

Government must reveal whether WA children in state care were charged with crimes as children

Friday, March 23, 2018

Greens spokesperson for Child Protection Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called on the Government to reveal whether care and protection applications to place Western Australian children in state care were historically recorded as criminal offences.

Ms Xamon raised the issue in Parliament this week, but was asked to place the Question on Notice, meaning a response will not be provided until May.

She said while she acknowledged this was a complex issue, it was important to find out as soon as possible whether Western Australian care leavers were affected.

LandCorp “makes a mockery” of community as it ignores 1,001 who opposed clearing at Lemnos Street

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Greens Member for North Metropolitan Region Hon Alison Xamon MLC has renewed her call to the Government to rethink plans for the design of the Montario Quarter, since LandCorp “made a mockery” of community engagement processes regarding the Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital site.

In Parliament this week, Ms Xamon accused LandCorp of “exactly the sort of behaviour that makes people suspicious and distrustful of Government agencies” since it requested that the clearing permit relating to the site be frozen while it pursues a subdivision application.

Funding for important service for people with coeliac disease must be restored

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

To mark Coeliac Awareness Week, Greens spokesperson for Health Hon Alison Xamon MLC has renewed her call to the Government to immediately reinstate funding to Coeliac WA.

Ms Xamon said the peak body for people diagnosed with coeliac disease – around one in 70 in Western Australia – had a proven track record in successful preventative health care, a key recommendation in the Sustainable Health Review, which was released last month.

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