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Cuts contradict children’s right to education: Greens

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Greens spokesperson for Education Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today called on the Government to reverse its decision to cut $64 million from the State’s Education budget from 2019.

Ms Xamon said the repurposing of Tuart College and the change of program delivery at Canning College would disadvantage students who needed alternative pathways to university.

“These colleges have for decades played a critical role in assisting students who, whatever reason, may not have satisfactorily completed Year 12,” Ms Xamon said.

“They have been their avenue into university.

NDIS implementation process must be transparent: Greens

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Greens spokesperson for Disability Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called on the Government to ensure people with a people with a disability have a say in how the NDIS is run and all processes are transparent, following its announcement today that WA will join the Federal NDIS system.

“It is about time the sector had some certainty over the future of the NDIS in Western Australia,” Ms Xamon said.

“Nine months have now passed since the ALP was elected and people with a disability have been experiencing considerable anxiety not knowing what supports they can access and when.

Claisebrook concrete plants to eventually go

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Acting Minister for Planning has announced that the City of Vincent’s Town Planning Scheme 2 will be approved.

The land that the batching plants currently occupy will be zoned R160 mixed use.

Hon Alison Xamon MLC, the Greens representative for the North Metropolitan Region welcomed this announcement.

She said the Acting Minister had made the right decision.

“The Claisebrook precinct has been held back too long by the presence of these batching plants,” Ms Xamon said.

Greens stand with community as 1000 object to clearing at Lemnos Street

Friday, December 1, 2017

Greens Member for North Metropolitan Region Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today strongly urged the Government to listen to the will of the community and scrap plans to clear 50 per cent of bushland at the Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital development site.

Ms Xamon yesterday revealed through questions in Parliament that the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation received 1,001 submissions opposing clearing permit application CPS 7781/1, which would facilitate the clearing of 1.52ha of Banksia woodland at Lemnos Street.

Greens welcome expungement process for historical homosexual offences: Not before time!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity Hon Alison Xamon MLC has welcomed today's apology from the Government to men convicted historically convicted of homosexual offences - saying it is long overdue and an important step forward. 

"The Greens have always stood for equal rights for LGBTI+ people – freedom of sexuality is a fundamental human right," Ms Xamon said. 

"This is a move that the Greens have called for, for a long time.  

"It’s about time that WA follows the lead of other states in starting the expungement process." 

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