Greens spokesperson for integrity of government Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today noted the importance of conflict of interest training, as well as strong protections for whistle-blowers, following the release of the Corruption and Crime Commission’s latest report regarding the corrupt behaviour of a previous employee of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
Greens spokesperson for Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today called on the Minister for Mental Health to urgently address a shortage of addiction specialist psychiatrists and physicians in the Western Australian health system.
Answers to questions Ms Xamon asked in Parliament have revealed that there are only 2 registered specialist addiction psychiatrists and 14 registered specialist addiction physicians employed in the entire Western Australian health system.
Last night in parliament Hon Alison Xamon MLC, Greens spokesperson for Child Protection, renewed her call for independent oversight of child protection services in the wake of the WA Coroner’s adverse findings against the then Department for Child Protection and Family Services (CPFS).
Ms Xamon said the Coroner’s inquest into the deaths of 13 children and young people in the Kimberley identified a range of areas where improvements should be made to address high numbers of suicides by Aboriginal children and young people, including in the delivery of child protection services.
Greens spokesperson for Corrective Services Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today called on the Minister for Corrective Services to urgently address staffing issues in Regional Youth Justice Services (RYJS), as answers to questions asked in Parliament yesterday revealed 23 out of 101 positions (almost one in four) are currently vacant.
Greens spokesperson for Industrial Relations and Worker Safety Hon Alison Xamon MLC has expressed outrage following allegations of the Government’s failure to hold Chevron to account for exposing its workers to toxic chemicals on the Gorgon LNG project.
“It is now two years since the Project began, I dread to think the degree to which workers may have been exposed to toxic substances over that time,” she said.
“Allowing Chevron another year to get its house in order is ludicrous.