Assaults and physical threatening behaviour against school staff continue to increase

Figures released this week in State Parliament show a continuing high number of assaults and physical threatening behaviour against school staff in West Australian public schools.   Shadow Education and Training Minister Peter Rundle said the concerning figures released in response to parliamentary questions asked by the Opposition in the Legislative Council demonstrated that more…

McGowan Government silent as Banksia Hill Detention Centre suffers self-harm pandemic

Shadow Minister for Corrective Services, the Hon Peter Collier MLC, has called on the McGowan Government for answers into widespread self-harm plaguing Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre. Banksia Hill, which serves as the only youth detention facility in Western Australia, has seen a nearly 140 percent increase in incidences of self-harm since 2019 alone. “The…