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Banksia Hill Lockdowns of Teens Ruled Illegal is Unsurprising to the Law Society of Western Australia

Wednesday, 12 July 2023 The decision published by Justice Tottle yesterday in the Supreme Court of Western Australia finding that the State repeatedly broke the law with its lockdown treatment of three children in the Banksia Hill detention centre, and that similar treatment of some children housed in the maximum-security Casuarina Prison Unit 18 was […]

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Law Society Welcomes “Fresh Set of Eyes” on the Banksia Hill Detention Centre

Thursday, 8 June 2023 The Law Society of Western Australia (the Law Society) President Ante Golem today welcomed the decision by new Premier Roger Cook to appoint the Member for Warnbro, Mr Paul Papalia CSC MLA as the new Corrective Services Minister. Mr Cook described Mr Papalia as a “fresh set of eyes” and as […]

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