"The treatment of children in a Northern Territory prison revealed by the ABC's Four Corners program could never happen in Western Australia, the union representing prison officers says." Read the full story and our comments.
Secretary Toni Walkington spoke to ABC's Nicolas Perpitch about changes around use of force at Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre.
She said although the centre is trying to replicate 'best practice' centres in the US - Banksia Hill is bigger and needs significantly more resources to be able to emulate those results with detainees.
Only 9 per cent of children in child protection in WA are getting yearly mental health checks, leaked figures show.
CSA secretary Toni Walkington said the State Government was failing to meet medical checks for three-quarters of children in the care of the Department for Child Protection.
THE Medicare patient rebate freeze will devastate many patients, including children and the elderly, and will cut across a range of services, including radiology and pathology, medical experts warn.
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