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Violent assaults continue in Youth Justice Centres under Daniel Andrews and Labor

 

Wednesday 25 September 2019

 

Violent assaults continue in Youth Justice Centres under Daniel Andrews and Labor

 

Reports today of attacks on staff at both the Malmsbury and Parkville Youth Justice Centres continue to raise the question: exactly who is in charge of our youth detention centres in Victoria?

At Malmsbury this week there are reports of assaults on three staff, one with a possible broken nose and cheekbone.

At Parkville 30 alleged assaults occurred on Sunday, including one alleged assault of a staff member.

This shocking spree of violence has been described as “another day at Parkville”.

 

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Youth Justice, Brad Battin:

 

“Under Daniel Andrews and Labor the violence, chaos and mayhem continues unabated in Victoria’s youth justice facilities.

With violent assaults a daily occurrence in Victoria’s youth justice system, the community is rightly asking: who is actually running our youth detention centres?”

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