Greens spokesperson for Seniors and Ageing Hon Alison Xamon MLC has expressed her shock at the death of two seniors, following allegations of abuse of elderly residents at the Regis Aged Care Nedlands.
Ms Xamon extended her sincerest condolences to the families of the residents who have died.
She said changes were desperately needed to fix the broken aged care system in Western Australia and across the country.
“These people are our much-loved mothers, fathers and grandparents and they deserved to be protected from abuse, neglect and exploitation,” Ms Xamon said.
Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity Hon Alison Xamon MLC has strongly opposed the decision of the National Australia Day Council to promote former tennis player and Perth fundamentalist church pastor Margaret Court to Companion Division in the Order of Australia.
Ms Xamon said the decision to award Ms Court yet another award was inappropriate given her widely-publicised, extremely homophobic and transphobic views.
Greens spokesperson for Homelessness Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called out the shameful inaction of the McGowan State Government and the Minister for Community Services while more than 100 people have been living in tents at Fremantle’s Pioneer Park since Boxing Day.
“Everyone deserves a safe place to sleep at night,” Ms Xamon said. “We have 100 people living in tents in the Minister for Communities’ own electorate of Fremantle - literally directly across the street from her office.”
Greens spokesperson for Homelessness Hon Alison Xamon MLC has demanded that the State Government’s Minister for Community Services takes action to address the growing homelessness crisis in WA, which has been unfolding in the Minister’s own electorate of Fremantle over the last week.
A camp of around 100 homeless Western Australians was established in Fremantle’s Pioneer Park after volunteers from Freo Street Kitchen organised a free meal for local community members doing it tough.
Greens spokesperson for Community Services Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called out the State Government’s WA Housing Strategy 2020-2030 announced today as woefully inadequate.
Ms. Xamon said the State Government’s announcement of 2,600 new social housing dwellings over the next 10 years is not anywhere near the amount of housing needed in WA to address the rising number of Western Australians in insecure housing.