Northern Territory Lawsuit Alleges Further Abuse

Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre, Darwin

The Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission has launched action against the Northern Territory government in the Federal Court, alleging human rights abuses in the Territory’s youth detention facilities.

Both the Don Dale and Alice Springs Youth Detention centres were at the fore of the Royal Commission into Youth Detention in the Northern Territory which only handed down its findings in November. This latest chapter raises question about the current state of youth justice system and whether the government is capable to implement the recommendations of the commission.



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