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The Findings of The Royal Commission Into the Protection & Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

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The $54 million inquiry investigated conditions in the Northern Territory's youth detention centres.


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Animae C (507)
Friday November 17, 2017, 1:46 am
The $54 million inquiry on the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, investigated conditions in the NT's detention centres.

The royal commission's findings reaffirmed much of the evidence heard during the course of the inquiry, including that the NT's youth detention centres were not fit for accommodating - "let alone rehabilitating" - children and young people.

Key points:
The investigation found "shocking and systemic failures occurred over many years and were known and ignored at the highest levels"

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the Government "will now carefully consider those findings directed to the Commonwealth"

Chief Minister Michael Gunner apologised for the failings of successive NT governments

Some of the key recommendations from the inquiry include:

Only allowing children aged under 14 to be detained for serious crimes

Banning the use of tear gas and force or restraint being used to discipline children

Introducing body-worn video cameras in youth detention centres

Prohibiting extendable periods in isolation over 24 hours, or its use as a punishment

Requiring youth justice officers to have demonstrated experience in working with youth

Developing a 10-year generational strategy to address child protection and prevention of harm to children

Increasing engagement with and involvement of Aboriginal Organisations in child protection, youth justice and detention

Past Member (0)
Friday November 17, 2017, 1:53 am

Friday November 17, 2017, 3:36 am
... :( This "centre" should be closed...
noted with hope
Thank you, Animae.

Tania N (883)
Friday November 17, 2017, 3:48 am
Thanks for sharing.

Animae C (507)
Friday November 17, 2017, 4:47 am
Within 3 months Ana Marija!

Lone F (65)
Friday November 17, 2017, 7:25 am
Thanks dear AniMae

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday November 17, 2017, 8:35 am
Noted, Thanks

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday November 17, 2017, 1:42 pm
Noted, Thank you

Colleen L (3)
Friday November 17, 2017, 4:35 pm
Disgusting how they treat humans. They need to be closed. Thanks Animae

Danuta W (1251)
Saturday November 18, 2017, 3:28 am

Roberto M (88)
Sunday November 19, 2017, 8:13 am
very sad indeed

Freya H (345)
Sunday November 19, 2017, 9:00 am
This is how you treat people, especially children, in a brutal dictatorship, not in a country that respects human rights. Investigations such as this one are what we need to expose such evil so we can destroy it.

Nita L (126)
Sunday November 19, 2017, 2:09 pm
Shared. Thank you Animae.

fly bird (26)
Sunday November 19, 2017, 2:11 pm
shut it down!!

Animae C (507)
Sunday November 19, 2017, 4:23 pm
It will be shut down Jess but that's not enough because the abuse against our indigenous boys is systemic, we need national major reform, which better happen..... or else!!!!

Raleighaway k (357)
Monday November 20, 2017, 1:53 am
TYFS, AniMae

David Thieke (6)
Monday November 20, 2017, 4:49 am
They should be closed and the management and staff prosecuted. Thanks for sharing this

Janis K (128)
Monday November 20, 2017, 7:59 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Janet B (0)
Monday November 20, 2017, 8:02 pm

lisa O (6)
Tuesday November 21, 2017, 6:50 pm
So sad. Hopefully the recommendations will be instituted.

SylvieBusy A (194)
Wednesday November 22, 2017, 3:59 am
It's very sad.
Thank you

Janet B (0)
Wednesday November 22, 2017, 2:46 pm
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