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Royal commission into the protection and detention of children in the NT

Last Friday, the findings of the royal commission in the protection and detention of children in the Northern Territory found instances of systematic and shocking mistreatment that at times event amounted to a breaches in international law. The racial abuse, unlawful solitary confinement, sexual abuse, physical violence and even restrictions on personal hygiene undeniably warranted a system overhaul. These victims of abuse were mostly of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and were as young as 10 years old. So what needs to be done in order to better support and give these children the best opportunity to thrive? The Daily spoke to Roxanne Moore, Noogar Women and Indigenous Rights Campaigner.

 

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