While the drug problem Dubbo is facing is echoed in many regional areas in the state, they’re moving toward a lasting solution.
The pattern is clear, our government is hellbent on punishing the whistleblowers who unearth wrongdoing, not ensuring said wrongdoing does not take place.
Near Grafton, the Clarence Correctional Centre is Australia’s largest prison, state-endorsed, but crucially, privately run.
In 2017, Eric Whittaker died in hospital after suffering an aneurysm in his cell. The recent inquest into his death has raised further questions.
As it stands, Australia is the only western nation that does not have a bill guaranteeing its citizens’ rights. With our trust in the system deteriorating, is it time for a sweeping change?