Greens spokesperson for Corrective Services Hon Alison Xamon MLC has expressed concern about the state’s fledgling Custody Notification Service (CNS), following revelations that the service spoke to just 57% of Aboriginal people in custody, since it began operating in October 2019.
Hon Xamon said she revealed through questions in Parliament that the CNS received 7961 calls from WA Police between 2 October and 31 December 2019.
She said it was disappointing to learn that not only was the rate of contact so low, but more than a quarter of calls from police were missed.
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.”