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A staff member at the Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre in Perth has been injured while trying to restrain a 17-year-old detaine. [Tuesday, 13 September]
An internal investigation will be conducted into two disturbances at Perth's Banksia Hill juvenile detention facility that caused significant damage to buildings as police consider laying charges against those involved.
Special operations group officers used flash bangs and pepper spray to end a violent riot at Banksia Hill Detention Centre today - the second riot this week.
"The treatment of children in a Northern Territory prison revealed by the ABC's Four Corners program could never happen in Western Australia, the union representing prison officers says." Read the full story and our comments.