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It’s time to end decades of indecision over Aboriginal incarceration: Mal Washer

magcal1Federal Parliamentarian, physician and president of the Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA), Mal Washer said the turning of a blind eye to horrific Aboriginal incarceration rates has to end. He said enough is enough.

"It is time for all Governments to address more public health focused approaches to handling growth in Indigenous prison populations," Mal Washer said.

He slammed the...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 March 2013 12:47

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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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