Greens Spokesperson for Children and Young People Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called for an inquiry into the practice of strip-searching children, since she uncovered through Parliamentary questions on notice that WA Police strip-searched more than 1,450 young people under the age of 18 in 2018-19, including children as young as TEN years old, and teenagers who identify as trans.
Greens spokesperson for Integrity of Government and Electoral Affairs Hon Alison Xamon MLC has renewed her call for urgent donations reform in Western Australia, following the release of the Australian Electoral Commission’s Annual Donor Returns.
Greens spokesperson for children Hon Alison Xamon has called for more investment in support for vulnerable children as the Productivity Commission’s latest Report on Government Services (ROGS) reveals the concerning performance by WA across a range of important measures.
The Community Services and Housing and Homelessness sections of the report, released today, compare 2018-19 government youth justice, disability, child protection and homelessness data from across each Australian state and territory.
Greens spokesperson for Integrity in Government today called for a brighter light to be shone on all elements of resourcing for Members of Parliament.
Her comments came on the heels of the Corruption and Crime Commission’s report into misconduct risks in electorate allowances for Members of Parliament.
“There is a lack of accountability for the use of electorate allowances”, Ms Xamon said. “However, it is important to note many Members of Parliament are doing the right thing and spending the money to run their office and to the benefit of their electorate.”
Greens spokesperson for Integrity in Government Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called on the WA Government to improve transparency and accountability relating to the practice of strip-searching, as questions she asked in Parliament revealed that strip-searches during a ‘custody’ episode were up 60% in five years – while WA Police were unable to provide information about strip searches conducted in ‘other circumstances.’