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. [Friday, 2 September 2016]
"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.
By Cathy O'Leary, Medical Editor - The West Australian. on Monday, 11 July 2016. Posted in News
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.
As revealed to The Sunday Times over $700,000 of taxpayer’s money is being spent to outsource recruitment at Department of Corrective Services, even though it could easily be done in-house at no extra cost.