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Unsuitable people permitted to work with children for 14,192 days

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Greens spokesperson for child protection Hon Alison Xamon has today welcomed the release of the latest Auditor General’s report on Working with Children Checks while expressing her deep dismay at the Auditor Generals’ finding that 53 unsuitable people were able to work with children for 14,192 days during 2018-19.


The current report considers progress made against recommendations to strengthen protections which were made by the Auditor General in 2014.


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More evidence of a mental health system in crisis: Greens

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Greens spokesperson for Mental Health the Hon Alison Xamon MLC is dismayed by the failure of our mental health system to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable members of our community as documented in the Mental Health Advocacy Service’s Annual Report tabled in Parliament this morning.

AIHW report highlights failure to address needs of vulnerable children

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hon Alison Xamon MLC, Greens spokesperson for child protection and youth justice, has called on the McGowan Government to increase investment in early support and intervention for vulnerable families as a report just released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare revealed that 81 per cent of children in both the child protection and youth justice systems had received child protection services first.

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Greens welcome Government reform following release of fine default imprisonment data

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Greens spokesperson for justice Hon Alison Xamon MLC has welcomed the Attorney General’s introduction of legislation to reform the state’s approach to fine defaulters as questions she asked in parliament revealed that in 2018-19:

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Police co-response teams urgently needed in the regions: Greens

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Greens spokesperson for Mental Health Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called for the further expansion of the Mental Health Police Co-Response Teams program as a matter of urgency– saying more needs to be done to support people living in the regions.

“Recent events highlight how acute the need is for this program no matter where you live in WA .  There is absolutely no doubt that the regions need access to the co-response teams now,” Ms Xamon said.