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Victoria’s Principals Call for CCTV in Schools

SURVEILLANCE—AUSTRALIA

September 12, 2013

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on principals in Victoria calling for the installation of CCTV cameras in “all state school foyers to prevent staff from being harassed and threatened.” Australian Principals Federation President Chris Cotching said he receives daily calls about issues in the schools, noting, “At the moment you've got people going into the foyers of schools and abusing people.” An Education Department spokesman said, “While schools, in consultation with their school communities, make their own decisions regarding the installation of security measures, they must adhere to strict privacy regulations when using additional security measures such as CCTV.”
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