Neil Thomson MLC

Report Recommends School Lunch Trial

June 2023

Ever been hungry and tried to concentrate?  Too many children face the challenge of trying to learn while their tummies rumble. As the Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on the Commissioner for Children and Young People I visited communities from the South West to the Pilbara to discuss the merits of lunch provision in schools ad part of a strategy to address food insecurity for children living in poverty.


Planning Fail

22 December 2022

Under the cover of Christmas the McGowan Labor Government announced it would be discontinuing the Strategic Assessment of Perth and Peel, discarding years of detailed work with a flimsy document that fails to mention endangered species. 

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Carnarvon Growers' Petition

I tabled a petition on behalf of 70 growers in Carnarvon who seek to have an urgent independent engineering review undertaken by the State Government to assess the impact of the Boundary Road Levee (built in 1990) and the South River Road levee (built in 2020 and all other flood mitigation works which have concentrated the impact of increasing river heights and velocity during flooding events in certain areas of Carnarvon flood plain. The petitioners believe, without urgent action, they may face total ruin.

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5 Priorities from Community and Crime Forum 2022

The Kimberley is in the grip of a crime wave with record offences against people and property. I organised a series of Community and Crime Forums to give voice to the residents about how they wanted to tackle this complex problem, this is not just a policing issue, it needs investment into services and infrastructure to start to curb the disadvantage that underpins this anti-social and criminal behaviour.

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5 Priorities from Community and Crime Forum 2022

The Kimberley is in the grip of a crime wave with record offences against people and property. I organised a series of Community and Crime Forums to give voice to the residents about how they wanted to tackle this complex problem, this is not just a policing issue, it needs investment into services and infrastructure to start to curb the disadvantage that underpins this anti-social and criminal behaviour.

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Community and Crime Forum Summary Released

In February 2022, following record high crime in December 2021, the Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and I organised a series of community forums across the Kimberley in Broome, Kununurra, Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing and Derby to capture the views and priorities of local people to develop solutions for this community crisis.

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Together we can find solutions - Kimberley Youth Crime

Derby Forum Summary

Nearly 200 people turned out to the community and crime forum in Derby. Such a show of force sends a message to Government that the people require action.

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Together We Can Find Solutions Report

In February 2022 a series of forums were held across the Kimberley where crime had reached record proportions. The feedback was captured and presented in a report which was tabled in the Western Australian Parliament.

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