Greens spokesperson for Workers’ Safety and Industrial Relations Hon Alison Xamon MLC is today calling on the Government to take immediate action to protect workers from the clear danger that exposure to silicosis presents.
“We know that this is a huge issue right across the country there is no reason to think WA is any different. The figures on the numbers of workers with silicosis coming out of Queensland are staggering and early numbers from WA are indicating we may be heading the same way.
Greens spokesperson for Animal Welfare Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today called on the Federal Department of Agriculture to extend the prohibition of the live sheep trade during the Northern Hemisphere summer to include both September and October.
Greens spokesperson for Communities Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today echoed the community sector’s call for a six-month moratorium on tenant evictions involving children or tenants with severe mental illness from public housing in Western Australia following revelations that more than 300 tenants were served with court orders or evicted by bailiffs in the 10 months to April.
Greens spokesperson for Worker Safety and Industrial Relations the Hon Alison Xamon MLC has expressed dismay over the length of time it has taken for WorkSafe to lay charges over the death of teenage construction worker Wesley Ballantine.
“It is now two and a half years since Wesley died at work. It has taken an unacceptable amount of time for these charges to be laid,” she said.
“There may still be a case for the police to also investigate Wesley’s death further.
Hon Alison Xamon MLC, Greens spokesperson for children and youth justice, has called for a total rethink of the approach to young offenders as questions she asked in Parliament last night revealed a staggering 81.72% of young people released from detention returned to either sentenced detention or adult custody within five years.