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;
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.
Greens Member for North Metropolitan Region Alison Xamon MLC has today renewed her call for the establishment of an Independent Schools Commission.
Ms Xamon said strong community opposition to the McGowan Government’s plan to relocate Perth Modern School and re-brand it general intake demonstrated the pressing need for such a body.
“I said very clearly during the election campaign that for too long, decisions about the location of new schools and which ones would receive upgrades, had been made at political whim, with a clear view to winning votes,” Ms Xamon said.
Wednesday 6 September 2017
The Greens will tomorrow introduce a bill to Parliament which aims to outlaw access to government Ministers for cash.
Spokesperson for Integrity in Government Hon. Alison Xamon MLC said the Electoral Amendment (Access to Ministers) Bill 2017 was designed to prevent promotion of functions, gatherings, meetings or events aimed at raising funds for a particular political party on the basis or suggestion that attendees would gain access to a Minister.
The Greens have today called for a review of the thresholds set out in the Schedules to the Misuse of Drugs Act, to ensure proposed life sentencing for meth traffickers does not unjustly target users.
Spokesperson for Health Alison Xamon MLC said the Greens had a tough approach to drug traffickers and dealers supported the proposed amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act because it targeted ‘Mr Bigs’ and addressed the drug supply.
“However, the Greens want to ensure there are not unintended consequences from the passage of this legislation,” Ms Xamon said.