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Child strip search data shows effect of changes, but legal and Aboriginal groups urge end to practice

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated July 1 2021 - 4:21pm, first published June 29 2020 - 6:00pm
From May 27, 2019, a strip search (full personal or modified personal search) was no longer mandatory for youth entering custody in Tasmania, and a risk assessment model was introduced.

Aboriginal and legal rights groups are urging the Justice Department to further introduce scanning technology rather than carry out full or partial body searches on children when they enter custody in Tasmania.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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