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Firearms rules for prison guards must be curbed, says NJP lawyer

NJP’s George Newhouse has spoken to the Sydney Morning Herald about the new for firearm reforms. He has called for limits on the use of firearms by prison officers after the fatal shooting of Aboriginal prison escapee Dwayne Johnston last year.

Newhouse said it was absurd that it appeared to be easier to legally justify the killing of an escapee than it was to explain the force used against Long Bay inmate David Dungay jnr. Read the full article by Angus Thompson here.