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Footage of guard assaulting Aboriginal child in WA prison sparks renewed calls for sweeping change
Leading Indigenous justice advocates say the assault of a child in Unit 18 by a much larger and older prison guard captured on C...
Giovanni Torre 19 Jan 2024
WA Justice Department head quits amidst ongoing crisis in the youth justice system
The Director General of Western Australia’s Department of Justice, Adam Tomison, has announced he is stepping do...
Giovanni Torre 11 Dec 2023
Hundreds rally after Indigenous teen's death in custody
Hundreds of people have rallied in Perth to call for justice after the death of an Indigenous teen who self-harmed in the yout...
Aaron Bunch 26 Oct 2023
WA Premier says youth prison cell is "necessary evil" after traumatic incident involving young boy
The WA government is facing renewed criticism of their justice system after Premier Roger Cook called a youth unit inside an adu...
Jarred Cross 13 Oct 2023
UNSW Mental Health Prize Recipient Megan Krakouer discusses community issues and the voice
Since 2016, the University of New South Wales has formally recognised the contributions of persons involved in promoting mental...
Jess Whaler 6 Oct 2023
WA government removes mental health expert tasked with Banksia Hill reforms

Former Mental Health Commissioner Tim Marney will not continue in his role leading reforms of Western Australia’s trouble youth justice system, with his contract not renewed after...

Giovanni Torre Oct 3, 2023
SWALSC encourages Noongar community to reach out on World Suicide Prevention Day

With this year’s theme of World Suicide Prevention Day being "Creating hope through action," South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council chairperson Megan Krakouer is leading a push...

Rhiannon Clarke Sep 13, 2023
Candlelight vigil held to honour Tiffany Woodley as family pledge to shed light on violence against women

At dusk on Wednesday, a candlelight vigil was held to honour a much loved mother who tragically passed away last week.  Friends and family gathered at Perth's Parliament House to...

Rhiannon Clarke Aug 16, 2023
System failed Indigenous teen with tragic results

Suicide prevention experts believe failure to take cultural care seriously in prisons is costing lives. And, they say, if the federal government were to allow Medicare access to p...

Rudi Maxwell Aug 11, 2023
WA Coroner finds culturally safe care in prison "may well have" saved young Indigenous man's life

A Western Australian coroner has accepted expert opinion that the life of Stanley Inman Jnr, a Noongar and Wirlomin man who died in Acacia Prison at nineteen years of age, could ha...

Giovanni Torre Aug 2, 2023
No plans to close WA's "short term" Unit 18 but judge prefers to send 17-year-old to adult prison

The Western Australian government indicated it will continue to keep children in a stand-alone unit at a maximum security adult prison, despite flagging it as short term almost one...

Giovanni Torre Jun 21, 2023
New Minister urged to embrace Aboriginal leadership on youth justice crisis

Western Australia will have a new Minister for Corrective Services after Bill Johnston was removed from the portfolio.Incoming Premier Roger Cook announced the new-look cabinet on...

Giovanni Torre Jun 7, 2023
Justice advocate hopes incoming WA Premier will "listen, hear and act to end the incarceration crisis"

A leading justice advocate has expressed hope that the next premier of Western Australia will be more receptive to reforms than Mark McGowan.Mr McGowan resigned in a bombshell anno...

Giovanni Torre May 29, 2023
Justice advocates urge WA government to hand over security video from youth prisons

All security footage from within WA youth detention facilities Banksia Hill and Unit 18 should be surrendered to an independent body for review, justice advocates said Thursday.At...

Giovanni Torre May 11, 2023
We must face the ugly truth to bring about change

The City of Perth Citizen of the Year award 2023 means only as much to me as the added agency it gives me to help as many of our forgotten citizens I can reach among my people. Hal...

Megan Krakouer Feb 19, 2023
National Suicide Prevention and Trauma Recovery Project launches fundraising drive to expand work with vulnerable people

The National Suicide Prevention and Trauma Recovery Project has been working with vulnerable people, including incarcerated children, over the past 3.5 years with few resources and...

Giovanni Torre Dec 28, 2022
Justice and health advocates urge children's commissioner to investigate WA youth justice system

Advocates have urged Western Australia’s Commissioner for Children and Young people to use her authority to investigate the state's crisis-plagued youth justice system. The call...

Giovanni Torre Oct 21, 2022
Banksia Hill class action imminent as more than 600 youth detainees raise case against WA Government

More than 600 current and former Banksia Hill Detention Centre detainees will begin a class action in the Federal Court against the West Australian Government within two weeks, Lev...

Giovanni Torre Oct 6, 2022
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