Thursday 12 October 2023

The Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association is aware of the serious incident resulting in the hospitalisation of a young person that occurred at Casuarina Prison Unit 18 last night.

The following quotes are attributable to CPSU/CSA Branch Secretary, Rikki Hendon:

“The CPSU/CSA’s thoughts are with the family and friends of the young person involved in last night’s incident, and we wish the young person well in their recovery. The union is supporting the psychosocial well-being of our members at Unit 18, particularly those present at the time of the incident. The union will not be making any further comments at this time.”


  • The CPSU/CSA negotiates and advocates for the pay, conditions and workplace health and safety of around 200 Youth Custodial Officers and other support staff at Western Australia’s youth custodial estates.
  • The CPSU/CSA covers 44,000 general public sector workers including child protection officers, youth custodial officers, park rangers, Perth Zoo veterinary scientists and dental technicians.