Greens spokesperson for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today called on the Government to ensure people experiencing FDV have access to support services, as the country grapples with the COVID-19 crisis.
Ms Xamon said it was crucial providers were adequately resourced to continue to provide support in these trying times. The call comes amid feedback of additional calls for support from individuals following self-isolation and the pressures of job losses and financial uncertainty.
Greens spokesperson for Corrective Services Hon Alison Xamon MLC has reiterated her call to the Government to consider releasing low-risk prisoners from WA prisons, in a bid to save lives as the COVID-19 crisis worsens.
Ms Xamon said the Minister was effectively sentencing some prisoners to death by refusing to consider some early releases – infection spread-reduction measures which are already underway in New South Wales.
Greens spokesperson for Training and TAFE Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today called on the Government to move TAFE teaching online, and to start working on how best to transition the practical based teaching and assessments, In order to protect students and staff from COVID-19– and to ensure TAFE students are not disadvantaged as the pandemic crisis continues.
Greens spokesperson for Health and Corrective Services Hon Alison Xamon MLC has urged the Government to ensure measures for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in prisons and detention centres are included in the suite of COVID-19 related legislation to go before Parliament next week.
Hon Xamon said the Government had alerted Parliamentarians to a suite of legal reforms relating to coronavirus which would be introduced next week - but as yet the full detail has not been made available.
Greens spokesperson for Justice Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today called for stricter measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in WA courts, while preserving access to justice for the most disadvantaged Western Australians.
"Many courts in the eastern states have put a halt on personal appearances unless there are exceptional circumstances," said Hon Xamon.