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A State prison system remains in disarray as kids remain locked up in Hakea’s adult prison

Brian-SteelsWestern Australia's prisons are over-crowded and with deteriorating conditions and the State's Prison Officers Union has warned the situation cannot continue unless the State Government agrees to commit more resources and higher wages for guards.

In the meantime rights advocates have said those who are suffering the most during the dispute between prison guards and the State Government are the prisoners...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 March 2013 12:46

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The thoughts of Alexander Downer on addressing Indigenous poverty

BRboxseatThere's a BBC presenter in the UK called Jeremy Paxman who prides himself on giving politicians a hard time in interviews.

He's a kind of Tony Jones with real teeth. I was on Paxman's show one night during a visit to London. After preliminary banter about what a great place everyone thinks Australia is, he launched into me in a frenzy, saying the living standards of our Indigenous people were a disgrace. On and...

 

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