Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia Limited

Inquiry into Custodial Arrangements in Police Lock-ups

The Community Development and Justice Standing Committee is conducting an inquiry into custodial arrangements in police lock-ups across Western Australia, which is yet to report.  The terms of reference include:

  1. Whether current arrangements fully comply with the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture;
  2. Access by detainees to medical and legal services and other third parties;
  3. Lock-up design, staffing and administration;
  4. Training of custodial officers on cultural issues;
  5. The appropriateness of oversight mechanisms and procedures for lock-up staff and processes.

Inquiry into Custodial Arrangements in Police Lock-ups

If you would like more information on our submission, please contact the Policy Officer on 08 9265 6666.

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