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WA children should not be imprisoned over lack of accommodation

Children should not be imprisoned at Banksia Hill Detention Centre because they do not have suitable homes to go to, Greens spokesperson for Child Protection Hon Alison Xamon MLC has said today.

Hon Xamon revealed through Questions in Parliament that on 9 October, there were three children being held at Banksia Hill Detention Centre who qualified to be released on bail.

The Government admitted the children remained there because no suitable accommodation was available.

Review of Disability Justice Centre must be evidence based: Greens

The Greens have today welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Disability of the opportunity to review the effectiveness of WA’s only Disability Justice Centre but warned the review needed to ensure it was evidenced based and did not pander to misinformation or fear based campaigns.

Greens spokesperson for Disability Hon. Alison Xamon MLC said a well-structured review could ensure a better Centre and hoped it may serve to dispel some of the concerns which had been raised within the community.

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