Following answers to questions in Parliament, WA Greens Member for East Metropolitan Region Alison Xamon has strongly denounced the decision to award the tender for the publicly-funded Midland Hospital to St John of God Health Care.
In answer to the questions, the Minister for Health confirmed that the new Midland campus will only provide severely limited reproductive services and no sterilisation or contraceptive services at all.
WA Greens Member for East Metropolitan Region Alison Xamon MLC attended the 30-year celebrations of the Gosnells Community Legal Centre today.
“I was delighted to join with the Gosnells Community Legal Centre team while they celebrated 30 years of helping the disadvantaged in our community,” Ms Xamon said.
The Greens have welcomed the announcement today that funding has finally been put aside to commence the building of a Declared Place.
“It has been a blight on WA that to date anyone with a mental illness or intellectual disability who has been found unfit to stand trial or not guilty because of mental unfitness has had nowhere to go except to prison or Graylands,” said Alison Xamon, Greens spokesperson on Mental Health and Disabilities.
A bipartisan NSW Government report into coal seam gas and fracking tabled on May 1 has thoroughly vindicated repeated calls by the WA Greens for a ban on fracking, said WA Greens Spokesperson for Water Alison Xamon.
“The comprehensive enquiry received nearly 1000 submissions and made 35 recommendations,” Ms Xamon said.
WA Greens Member for East Metropolitan Region Alison Xamon has signed the Save Our Services Action Plan committing the WA Greens to support for quality public services.Save Our Services is a campaign supported by the WA Greens, WA Labor and UnionsWA to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining public services.
WA Greens Member for East Metropolitan Region Alison Xamon, and former union official, has used this years May Day celebrations to remind workers that their rights were hard-won and that vigilance is required to ensure these gains are not eroded.
The annual event, held in Fremantle, celebrates unions and working people, with this year’s focus on the need for WA workers to have security in their work.
“Currently 40 per cent of working people have no paid leave entitlements - that's not good for them, their families or their communities,” Ms Xamon said.
WA Greens Member for East Metropolitan Region Alison Xamon today spoke at a rally at Parliament House and supported calls for changes to the State’s domestic violence laws. At the rally Ms Xamon also received, along with Hon Sue Ellery, petitions with over 2000 signatures calling for new laws.
The rally was prompted by the horrifying and tragic case of mother-of-two Saori Jones who was killed by her husband, and the weaknesses in the laws that were highlighted by the prosecution that followed.
Following a Perth rally as part of a national day of action for the National Disability Scheme, WA Greens Member for East Metropolitan Region Alison Xamon said she had been delighted at the tremendous turnout on the day.People with disabilities, their carers and supporters began the rally in Hay Street Mall on Sunday April 30, marching through the city and finally gathering in the Supreme Court Gardens.“Every A
Following a recent Federal inquiry into the impact of fly-in, fly-out work practices in Perth, WA Greens spokesperson for Communities Alison Xamon has called for a focus on the many benefits that FIFO workers bring to families and communities.
“A mining-based FIFO workforce is here to stay and as such we need an approach that supports families and communities,” Ms Xamon said.
A public meeting will be held on May 9 to provide information on the growth of gas fracking in WA, the legislative and environmental framework and the concerns surrounding this controversial mining method.
The meeting will be presented by WA Greens Member for East Metropolitan Region, Alison Xamon, who has been researching the risks of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), such as contamination of ground water supplies.
The failure of the State Suicide Strategy to readily fund the Yiriman Project designed to help young Aboriginals at serious risk is a sharp example of the limitations of the Strategy’s approach, Greens spokesperson for Mental Health, Alison Xamon said today.
“When the Barnett Government originally announced a significant increase in the amount of funding available for suicide prevention programs this was welcomed by the mental health sector and those passionate about the need to address the tragedy of suicide,” Ms Xamon said.
As part of National Youth Week, WA Greens spokesperson for Youth Alison Xamon has called attention to the plight of young homeless people, saying that a commitment to better funding and staffing was essential before the situation could improve.Ms Xamon made the comments after attended a film screening in Northbridge for Youth Homelessness Matters Day on April 18.“The short film showed the committed efforts of youth workers who are working
WA Greens spokesperson for Urban Bushland, Alison Xamon, today called for the planned Roe Highway Stage 8 to be scrapped and the current zoning for a road reserve over the Beeliar wetlands to be deleted.
Speaking in Parliament, Ms Xamon said the evidence against building the road through magnificent wetlands was comprehensive and unequivocal.
“I have yet to hear a sound reason from the Government to support building this road that in any way makes sense,” Ms Xamon said.
WA Greens Member for East Metropolitan Region Alison Xamon attended a rally on the steps of Parliament House on World Forests Day to support Western Australia’s peak environment and forest conservation groups in their call to end native forest logging.Protestors presented more than 5000 letters calling on the State Government to end the logging to protect WA’s threatened species including the State’s mammal emblem, the numbat.“Forestry practice
WA Greens spokesperson for Mental Health and Youth Alison Xamon attended a stakeholder gathering for ReachOut on Monday night,( March 26.
ReachOut.com is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service, inspiring young people to take charge of their mental health and wellbeing, and find ways to boost their resilience and their ability to face tough situations.
WA Greens spokesperson for Youth Alison Xamon attended the United Nations Youth Australia (UNYA) launch of the Youth Motion on March 23.The Youth Motion launch was part of the UNYA state conference, a weekend camp which gives students the opportunity to voice their views to WA's politicians and learn more about the UN and topical international issues.“The Youth Motion is a key part of the conference,” Ms Xamon said.“F
WA Greens Spokesperson for Mental Health Alison Xamon has called for independent inspection powers to be included in the draft Mental Health Bill as a matter of urgency.
“A very concerning omission in this draft Bill is the lack of independent inspection provisions for mental health services,” Ms Xamon said.
“This is a significant departure from the current situation in which there is a well-respected and valuable independent body in the form of the Council of Official Visitors.
Progress on the draft Mental Health Act must not be rushed and needs to be seriously amended to reflect the concerns of stakeholders, according to WA Greens Spokesperson for Mental Health Alison Xamon who last night spoke on the matter in Parliament.
Ms Xamon, who has made a submission on the draft legislation, said the existing mental health legislation was clearly out-of-date and in need of urgent reform.
Unconventional gas fracking is rapidly moving beyond its exploratory phase and EPA assessment as well as improved regulations must be established for the industry as a matter of urgency, WA Greens Spokesperson for Water Alison Xamon said today.
Latent Petroleum PL yesterday advised the ASX that the company would develop the Warro gas field into a full commercial operation by the end of 2013.
Greens WA Spokesperson for Water Alison Xamon has called for Water Minister Bill Marmion to explain why the Department of Water is failing to meet its own policy criteria on water conservation and efficiency.
Questions in Parliament by Ms Xamon have revealed that the Department is required to introduce Water Conservation and Efficiency Plans on certain licences, yet is comprehensively failing to do so.