The CPSU SPSF Group WA Branch and Civil Service Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 28 September, 2016 — from 4:30PM on Level 6, CSA Centre, 445 Hay Street Perth.Arrow up
A staff member at the Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre in Perth has been injured while trying to restrain a 17-year-old detainee, the Community and Public Sector Union says.
An internal investigation will be conducted into two disturbances at Perth's Banksia Hill juvenile detention facility that caused significant damage to buildings as police consider laying charges against those involved.
Special operations group officers used flash bangs and pepper spray to end a violent riot at Banksia Hill Detention Centre today - the second riot this week.
"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.