Don Dale royal commission demands sweeping change - is there political will to make it happen?

Russell, Sophie, and Cunneen, Chris (2017) Don Dale royal commission demands sweeping change - is there political will to make it happen? The Conversation, 17 November 2017.

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[Extract] The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory's final report, which was handed down on Friday, revealed "systemic and shocking failures" in the territory's youth justice and child protection systems.

The commission was triggered following ABC Four Corners' broadcasting of images of detainee Dylan Voller hooded and strapped to a restraint chair, as well as footage of children being stripped, punched and tear-gassed by guards at the Don Dale and Alice Springs youth detention centres.

The commission's findings demonstrate the need for systemic change. However, the commission will not, in itself, bring about that change. Its capacity to make lasting change lies with the government implementing its recommendations.

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Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: justice; Northern Territory; child protection; prison; Indigenous youth; Don Dale royal commission; youth justice; youth detention
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