Western Australia has not given sufficient priority to the development of digital technology for people in custody.
There is no centralised coordination or strategy. As a result, progress has been ad hoc and opportunities have been missed. We have fallen behind other states and territories.
Access to digital technology for education purposes has driven some innovation, but this has been inconsistent.
Access to digital technology for legal purposes has not kept up with changes in the community and the courts. The gap is widening, and this has the potential to cause unnecessary pressure in the justice system.