Greens spokesperson for disability the Hon Alison Xamon MLC has welcomed the release today of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Bulletin on Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2017-18.
“The Bulletin is a salient reminder that while the NDIS is an enormous social and economic reform, it by no means is intended to replace all disability services required to effectively support people with disability and their families and carers in our communities,” Ms Xamon said.
Greens spokesperson for mental health and suicide prevention the Hon Alison Xamon MLC welcomed the release today of the 2018 update of the WA Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025 (the Plan), but said there was a long way to go to reach the plan’s targets.
“The Plan was developed through a thorough and robust consultation and economic modelling process and I am pleased the McGowan Government is undertaking work to map progress towards the plan’s recommendations,” said Ms Xamon.
Greens spokesperson for mental health and suicide prevention the Hon Alison Xamon MLC has welcomed the release today of the Government’s preliminary response to the Coroner’s Inquest into Aboriginal youth suicide in the Kimberley and the Message Stick Inquiry.
“I am particularly heartened to see the Government’s recognition of the need: for Aboriginal people and communities to lead this process; to break down silos and to address the intergenerational effects of colonisation,” she said.
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.