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AIHW report highlights failure to address needs of vulnerable children

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hon Alison Xamon MLC, Greens spokesperson for child protection and youth justice, has called on the McGowan Government to increase investment in early support and intervention for vulnerable families as a report just released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare revealed that 81 per cent of children in both the child protection and youth justice systems had received child protection services first.

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Greens welcome Government reform following release of fine default imprisonment data

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Greens spokesperson for justice Hon Alison Xamon MLC has welcomed the Attorney General’s introduction of legislation to reform the state’s approach to fine defaulters as questions she asked in parliament revealed that in 2018-19:

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Police co-response teams urgently needed in the regions: Greens

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Greens spokesperson for Mental Health Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called for the further expansion of the Mental Health Police Co-Response Teams program as a matter of urgency– saying more needs to be done to support people living in the regions.

“Recent events highlight how acute the need is for this program no matter where you live in WA .  There is absolutely no doubt that the regions need access to the co-response teams now,” Ms Xamon said.

Tragic death highlights risks of poor prison mental health services

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Hon Alison Xamon MLC, Greens spokesperson for Corrective Services, has today renewed her call on the McGowan Government to address significant issues in the delivery of prison health and mental health services following the tragic death of 29 year old Geraldton mother on Tuesday.

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Use of blue-white LED streetlights disappointing: Greens

Friday, August 30, 2019

Greens Member for the North Metropolitan Region, Hon Alison Xamon, following questions in Parliament has found that the blue-white LED streetlights currently being installed are not fit for purpose and in any event will be superseded by the end of the year.

“Residents in Claremont and other suburbs that have recently had the disruptive blue-white street lights installed are justified in their concerns,” she said. “For the sake of a few months they could have had lighting that meets international standards.”

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