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Claisebrook concrete plants to eventually go

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Acting Minister for Planning has announced that the City of Vincent’s Town Planning Scheme 2 will be approved.

The land that the batching plants currently occupy will be zoned R160 mixed use.

Hon Alison Xamon MLC, the Greens representative for the North Metropolitan Region welcomed this announcement.

She said the Acting Minister had made the right decision.

“The Claisebrook precinct has been held back too long by the presence of these batching plants,” Ms Xamon said.

Greens stand with community as 1000 object to clearing at Lemnos Street

Friday, December 1, 2017

Greens Member for North Metropolitan Region Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today strongly urged the Government to listen to the will of the community and scrap plans to clear 50 per cent of bushland at the Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital development site.

Ms Xamon yesterday revealed through questions in Parliament that the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation received 1,001 submissions opposing clearing permit application CPS 7781/1, which would facilitate the clearing of 1.52ha of Banksia woodland at Lemnos Street.

Greens welcome expungement process for historical homosexual offences: Not before time!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity Hon Alison Xamon MLC has welcomed today's apology from the Government to men convicted historically convicted of homosexual offences - saying it is long overdue and an important step forward. 

"The Greens have always stood for equal rights for LGBTI+ people – freedom of sexuality is a fundamental human right," Ms Xamon said. 

"This is a move that the Greens have called for, for a long time.  

"It’s about time that WA follows the lead of other states in starting the expungement process." 

Shortfall in training budget may lead to skills shortages

Thursday, October 19, 2017

WA is facing the very real prospect of a significant shortfall in its training budget, it has been revealed during Budget Estimates.

Greens spokesperson for Training Hon Alison Xamon MLC said the Government admitted during Estimates there was continued uncertainty over the level of Federal funding WA would receive and that this creates a funding hole which the State Government will struggle to fill.

Ms Xamon said that this created the very real risk of contributing to a future skills shortage.

Urgent action needed to improve mental wellbeing for FIFO workers

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Greens spokesperson for Mental Health Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today called on the Government to urgently implement a number of the recommendations made as part of a Parliamentary Inquiry two years ago into FIFO work and its impact on mental health.  

Ms Xamon said the recommendations have also been subject to further work by a Government committee including industry, unions and mental health groups which has been developing a response.

She said many of the 30 recommendations had been widely acknowledged as requiring urgent implementation.