Portfolios

Alcohol and Other Drugs

The current approach to reducing the harm that illicit drugs cause in our community is not working. And right now, many of the things we are doing to address this issue are making the current crisis worse rather than better.

Child Protection

All children have a right to a loving and nurturing environment free of neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, exploitation or discrimination. The number of children and young people, including in particular Aboriginal children...

Community Services

Western Australia’s community services sector plays a vital role in protecting and supporting many of our most vulnerable and disadvantaged community members. As the gap between Western Australia’s rich and poor widens...

Consumer Protection

At a time when the gap between rich and poor is growing, the Greens want to ensure all Australians get a fair share of Western Australia’s prosperity. Economic activity should support rather than deplete the social and natural capital...

Corrective Services

Western Australia’s extremely overcrowded prisons and the appalling overrepresentation of Aboriginal people are symptoms of a law and order system that is not working. Prisons are expensive, and when they fail to address...

Disability

People who experience disability, and their families and carers deserve access to life-long support and services that meet their individual circumstances. They should have the opportunity to actively participate in planning and delivery of policies...

Education

Western Australia should have a high quality public education system that is accessible to all members of our community and is recognised as among the best in the world. Schools should be appropriately resourced to undertake this work...

Electoral Affairs

We live in a democracy where voting should be simpler for those who want to choose where their preferences go, rather than relying on back room deals by political parties. The Greens want to give power back to voters by reforming...

Gambling

Alison and the Greens believe that while people are entitled to choose to gamble, problem gambling is a serious public health issue for many others. All Western Australians are entitled to protection from the social harm that results from gambling...

Family and Domestic Violence

Family and domestic violence is a major cause of death, injury and suffering in the community. Nationally, one in four Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner. Western Australia has...

Health

Every Australian should have equal access to good healthcare. Location or income should not affect the care you receive when you are sick. Health service provision should be equitable, socially just and responsive to changing needs. Individual health...

Industrial Relations

Workers are entitled to expect work laws which provide them with the protections, rights and responsibilities that come with a just and sustainable society. Workers should be supported by a strong, independent and accessible...

Integrity of Government

Alison and the Greens want greater transparency in the way government deliberates, makes decisions and implements actions to ensure the public can hold governments accountable. Integrity of Government is a key issue...

Law and Order

It is very clear our current approaches to law and order are not working and urgently need to be reassessed. The current so-called law and order debate comprehensively fails to address the core circumstances that lead some people to offend...

Mental Health

People who experience mental illness should have access to high quality mental health care, treatment and support that is tailored to meet their specific needs. Furthermore, the vital role of carers and families should be acknowledged...

Multicultural Affairs

Western Australians share a rich and diverse heritage that originates from every part of the world. Alison and the Greens believe we should celebrate our diversity and the many social, cultural and economic benefits that it brings to our community...

Pay Equity

Alison is committed to ensuring all women receive equal pay for equal work and have equal opportunity to succeed in male-dominated industries. There is significant work to do in this area, with Western Australian women continuing to experience the...

Public Sector

The public sector is well placed to respond to changing social, environmental and economic circumstances, and to enhance society’s capacity to pursue important goals such as justice, equity and environmental objectives. A high performing...

Seniors and Aging

The vision of the Greens is for a Western Australia in which seniors are healthier, feel secure and are valued and active participants in all aspects of community life. To achieve this vision, Alison and the Greens believe a positive approach...

Sexuality and Gender Diversity

Alison and the Greens believe freedom of sexuality is a fundamental human right and that acceptance and celebration of people of diverse gender identities is essential for genuine social justice and equality. The Greens stand for...

Suicide Prevention

In 2015, 394 people died by suicide in Western Australia. Each death is an enduring tragedy for the loved ones left behind. Alison has been personally affected by the death by suicide of a family member. Her own experience has helped...

Training and TAFE

A strong publicly funded training system is vital for economic growth and community development. Western Australia’s TAFE system has been gutted by years of underfunding, casualisation of teaching staff, and course closures...

Volunteering

Alison and the Greens recognise volunteers provide vital resources and services which help to build strong communities. Whether people become involved in volunteering to meet new people, learn new skills, support a worthy cause, boost...

Women

There is no place for gender discrimination in our society. The Greens have a long and proud history of standing up for Australian women. Alison and the Greens believe in equality for all women in all aspects of life and are committed to seeing these values...

Worker Safety

Work should be rewarding, enriching and the basis of our families’, communities’ and state’s welfare and prosperity. Workplace laws should be fair and protect all workers from unjust treatment and unsafe conditions. Every worker has the right...

Youth

Young people are invaluable members of our community and should be recognised and respected for the unique and important perspective they contribute. Young Western Australians should be supported to become empowered...