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.
Greens spokesperson for Corrective Services and Mental Health Hon Alison Xamon MLC has urged the Government to address the appalling backlog of coronial investigations.
Questions Ms Xamon asked in Parliament revealed there are 540 coronial cases that have been sitting in the system for longer than 12 months, hundreds of which have been there for more than two years.
Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity Hon Alison Xamon MLC has criticised the WA Labor Government for its failure to commit to banning harmful LGBTIQ conversion practices, including in religious and informal settings.
Ms Xamon again questioned the Government in Parliament last night about its intentions for banning dangerous conversion practices which attempt to change a person’s sexuality or gender identity.