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Lockdowns, shackles, strip searches - How Barnett’s tough law and order regime in WA leaves kids with few options but more crime

perth-protestThe kids call it a sneak and it's as easy as choosing a house, then kicking in the front door.

Last summer three Aboriginal boys well known to police did nine sneaks in less than 48 hours in Perth's north east. It was 41.5C on the first day and they were riding in a stolen Holden Commodore with the air conditioning turned up. The two youngest, aged 14 and 15, were off their heads on...

 

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Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 11:28

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Fiona Stanley reveals how to improve healthcare outcomes

Fiona-StanleyProfessor Fiona Stanley is a professor at the School of Paediatrics and Child Health at University of Western Australia and the UNICEF Australian Ambassador for Early Childhood Development. She was named Australian of the Year in 2003 and a planned hospital, the Fiona Stanley Hospital, named in her honour, is due to open in 2014 In 1990, she became the founding Director of the Telethon Institute for...

 

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Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 11:26

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