|Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for East Metropolitan Region|
22 May 2009 – 21 May 2013
8 June 1969 |
Mundaring, Western Australia
|Political party||Greens WA|
Xamon was born in Mundaring, Western Australia
Xamon studied law and arts at Murdoch University, where she served as Education Vice President and then Guild President for the Murdoch University Student Guild.
After university, Xamon worked in the union movement for various white- and blue-collar unions, including the Australian Nurses Federation, the State School Teachers’ Union of Western Australia, and the Communications, Electricians and Plumbers Union. In her time in the union movement Alison worked as an Organizer, Industrial Officer, Women’s Officer and Equal Opportunity specialist.
She then went on to work as a lawyer, with an interest in both public interest law and the right for people to access justice. She also sat on numerous boards within the community law and social justice sectors.
From 2007 to 2008 Xamon was the National Convenor of the Australian Greens.
She was elected to parliament at the 2008 state election as a Greens member of the Western Australian Legislative Council representing East Metropolitan Region. Xamon introduced six private members bills during her term in parliament.
At the March 2013 Western Australian election she was not re-elected.
Post-parliament Xamon works as an advocate for mental health and suicide prevention. She was elected as the President of the WA Association for Mental Health, the Vice-Chair of Community Mental Health Australia, and the Board of Mental Health Australia.
Xamon continues to practice as a lawyer.
- "About Alison Xamon".
- Western Australian Electoral Commission (2009). "Elected MLCs". Archived from the original on 29 March 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2009.
- "Alison's Bills".
- "Board of WAAMH".
- "Revive Magazine Article".
- "Board of Mental Health Australia".
- "OneLifeWA Council Members".
- "Mental Health Network Leads".
- "Legal Practice Board of Western Australia".