I'm innocent': Perth mother separated from children for crime she didn't commit

Mother fighting to get children back after wrongful conviction.

A Perth mother is fighting to regain custody of her four children, after she was wrongfully convicted of a serious assault against one of them.  The 28-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to assaulting her 16 month old daughter in 2010.

She claims that despite her innocence, her lawyer advised her to confess to the crime.  “I was told if I didn't, I would probably never see my kids again and that I would probably go to jail for a very long time,” she said.

“I didn’t know what to do, I was 20.”

Police Commissioner calls bulls--t on child protection stolen generation claims

WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan has called for the threshold to remove children from dysfunctional families to be lowered.

WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan has again lobbied to lower the threshold for children to be taken away from extremely dysfunctional families, labelling claims he was advocating for another stolen generation as "bullshit".