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Work Health and Safety Bill welcome but industrial manslaughter reforms not strong enough

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Greens spokesperson for Industrial Relations and Worker Safety Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today warmly welcomed the introduction into parliament of the McGowan Government’s Work Health and Safety Bill.

“This legislation introduces much needed reform to WA’s outdated work health and safety laws – and is the result of long-term campaigning by unions, individuals and other stakeholders,” said Ms Xamon.

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More must be done to improve water quality if Swan River dolphins are to survive climate change

Friday, November 22, 2019

Greens Member for North Metro Hon Alison Xamon MLC has warned the impacts of climate change could be disastrous for the Swan River and its population of dolphins, unless more is done to reduce pollution and improve water quality.

Speaking in Parliament last night, Hon Xamon said the death of six dolphins since April this year reflected the broader vulnerability of the whole Swan-Canning river system.

Government must send clear message that wage theft will not be tolerated

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Greens spokesperson for Industrial Relations Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called on the Government to send a clear message to employers that wage theft will NOT be tolerated – and to prioritise the introduction of criminal offences against employers who exploit workers through underpayment of wages and entitlements.

Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday night, Hon Xamon said news stories about wage theft scandals had been frustratingly common over the past 18 months.

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State of the disability sector report reveals providers under strain and people failing to get support

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Western Australians with complex needs are falling through the cracks as the NDIS fails to provide the specialist care they need, Greens spokesperson for Disability Hon Alison Xamon MLC has said, following the release of National Disability Services’ annual State of the Disability Sector report today.

Hon Xamon said the report echoed her concerns about the impact of thin markets – the inadequate availability of services leading to a failure to meet people’s needs – and the need for a provider of last resort.  

McGowan Government must take heed of Productivity Commission Mental Health Report: Greens

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Greens spokesperson for Mental Health the Hon Alison Xamon MLC is calling on the McGowan Government to take heed of the Productivity Commission’s draft report into mental health that was released for public comment today.

The Productivity Commission is calling for a generational shift in how we approach mental health in our communities across Australia.