Hon Alison Xamon spoke today regarding the EPA’s recent decision to approve the Ocean Reef Marina development.
“I recognise that a marina project in this area has been highly anticipated by the community for a number of years,” she said, “however, we need to ensure that the very best environmental standards are applied.”
The Marina development will be taking place on Bush Forever Site 325 and in the Marmion Marine Park.
Greens spokesperson for Mental Health Hon Alison Xamon MLC has expressed dismay about the progress made toward achieving the targets set out in the 10 year mental health and alcohol and other drug services plan following today’s release of updated service modelling for the Plan.
“While I am pleased to see the updated modelling finally released, the draft Plan Update 2018 confirms what I have been saying for a long time – we are falling way short of the targets needed to achieve a complete rebalancing of the system,” Ms Xamon said.
Greens spokesperson for Mental Health Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called for the further expansion of the Mental Health Police Co-Response Teams program – saying more needs to be done to support people living in the regions.
Ms Xamon said she was pleased the trial would expand into Perth’s southern and eastern areas, following successful initial trials in the north-west and south-east metropolitan areas in 2018.
But, she said, the expansion falls short of what is desperately needed.
The Government must invest in tackling the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) crisis in Western Australia, as an important part of addressing the devastatingly high rate of suicide in Aboriginal children, Greens spokesperson for Suicide Prevention Hon Alison Xamon MLC has said.
Speaking in Parliament, Ms Xamon said the Government lacked focus and urgency in its approach to FASD, particularly in light of the Coroner’s report into deaths of 13 children and young people in the Kimberley.
Greens spokesperson for Disability Hon Alison Xamon MLC has backed a call from her colleague in the Federal Parliament Senator Jordon Steele-John for the establishment of a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in residential and institutional settings.
Ms Xamon added her signature to a letter to the Premier Mark McGowan, asking him to make his position clear on the proposed royal commission, following the passing of a motion from Senator Steele-John on Monday.