Greens spokesperson for Community Services Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called out the State Government’s WA Housing Strategy 2020-2030 announced today as woefully inadequate.
Ms. Xamon said the State Government’s announcement of 2,600 new social housing dwellings over the next 10 years is not anywhere near the amount of housing needed in WA to address the rising number of Western Australians in insecure housing.
Greens spokesperson for Corrective Services and Mental Health Hon Alison Xamon MLC has urged the Government to address the appalling backlog of coronial investigations.
Questions Ms Xamon asked in Parliament revealed there are 540 coronial cases that have been sitting in the system for longer than 12 months, hundreds of which have been there for more than two years.
Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity Hon Alison Xamon MLC has criticised the WA Labor Government for its failure to commit to banning harmful LGBTIQ conversion practices, including in religious and informal settings.
Ms Xamon again questioned the Government in Parliament last night about its intentions for banning dangerous conversion practices which attempt to change a person’s sexuality or gender identity.
Greens spokesperson for Mental Health Hon Alison Xamon MLC has renewed her call to the State Government to immediately ban LGBTIQ conversion therapy in Western Australia – and regulate the counselling sector to ensure best mental health practices are always followed.
Ms Xamon said evidence had shown so-called conversion therapy, which is predominantly carried out by unregulated counsellors and often in religious contexts, caused lasting harm.
Greens spokesperson for Integrity in Government Hon Alison Xamon MLC has criticised the Government for refusing to support electoral reform banning political fundraisers which offer access to Ministers for large sums of cash.
Ms Xamon said the Government refused to commit to reforming laws which allow controversial political fundraisers such as the Leaders’ Forum, which sells tickets for up to $25,000, when she brought on for debate her Electoral Amendment (Access to Ministers) Bill 2017 in the Legislative Council this week.