The Greens have today announced their intention to reintroduce legislation which would make it an offence under the Electoral Act for Ministers to offer direct access in return for money being donated to their party.
Greens spokesperson for Integrity of Government, Hon Alison Xamon MLC, made the announcement following revelations that McGowan Government Ministers were now offering the opportunity to meet with Ministers one on one for up to $10,000, money which goes directly to ALP coffers.
The Greens have today welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Disability of the opportunity to review the effectiveness of WA’s only Disability Justice Centre but warned the review needed to ensure it was evidenced based and did not pander to misinformation or fear based campaigns.
Greens spokesperson for Disability Hon. Alison Xamon MLC said a well-structured review could ensure a better Centre and hoped it may serve to dispel some of the concerns which had been raised within the community.
The Greens have called on the McGowan Government to urge the federal Health Minister to grant access to Medicare to men, women and children in Western Australian prisons.
Spokesperson for Health and Corrective Services Alison Xamon MLC said access to health services was a basic human right – and people in custody are entitled to receive the same level of access and quality of health care as the general population;
The Greens have today criticised the Government for failing to provide a clear timeframe for the WA NDIS roll-out.
Spokesperson for Disability Alison Xamon MLC said it was unacceptable to continue to keep people in the dark about when a decision was expected.
Ms Xamon said the uncertainty also extended to consumer agencies, which could not spend existing grants funding which is meant to help build capacity ahead of the announcement.
She said agencies were in limbo because they could not apply for new funding.
Greens Member for North Metropolitan Region Alison Xamon MLC has today renewed her call for the establishment of an Independent Schools Commission.
Ms Xamon said strong community opposition to the McGowan Government’s plan to relocate Perth Modern School and re-brand it general intake demonstrated the pressing need for such a body.
“I said very clearly during the election campaign that for too long, decisions about the location of new schools and which ones would receive upgrades, had been made at political whim, with a clear view to winning votes,” Ms Xamon said.