Northern Territory Youth Detention Royal Commission - MEDIA WATCH

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Royal Commission into the Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems of the Northern Territory (RCYDNT)

Schedule for Northern Territory Youth Detention Royal Commission
Location Date Venue
Darwin *30 January – 3 February 2017 Court 11, Supreme Court, Darwin
Darwin *6 – 10 February 2017 Court 11, Supreme Court, Darwin
Darwin *27 February – 3 March 2017 Court 11, Supreme Court, Darwin
Darwin 6 – 10 March 2017 Policy Roundtable – venue to be confirmed
* DELAY 2017 sittings moved to March Delay details: www.goo.gl/Env7vJ
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6+7/2/17 IMAGES: Photos of Dylan following his release from Prison (Source: Joanne Voller Facebook) Voller Family of Dylan's Release from Prison | Dylan Voller with his Mother, Joanne, after being released from Prison
02/2/17 ARTICLE & VIDEO: Dylan Voller has been granted early release from prison by the Northern Territory Supreme Court. He will be released to the BushMob youth offender rehabilitation program in Alice Springs for four months on the grounds he had been treated badly in prison. - Includes VIDEO of Dylan's sister after the announcement. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-02/dylan-voller-released-early-for-re...
02/2/17 VIDEO: Lawyer calls for Dylan Voller to be released from prison and on to BushMob Rehabilitaion near Alice Springs for four Months. https://youtu.be/nSKFZY91vpo
31/01/17 ARTICLE: Dylan Voller, a former Don Dale detainee now jailed in Darwin’s adult prison, is seeking early release from jail into an outback rehabilitation program. The crown is opposing the application of the former Don Dale detainee, who is now held in Darwin prison https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/feb/01/dylan-voller-seek...
31/01/17 AUDIO: A lawyer representing victims of child sexual abuse is calling on the Fed govt to extend the term of the national RC and he has grave concerns that the scheme could compromise the common law rights of child abuse victims. https://audioboom.com/posts/5556281-lawyer-calls-for-continuation-of-chi...
25/1/17 AUDIO: Community engagement officers Barbara Shaw and Nick Espie speak to CAAMA Radio to explain the roles in community engagement and discuss the Royal Commission in 2016 and what's occurring in the new year. https://audioboom.com/posts/5585812-community-engagement-officers-discus...
15/01/17 ARTICLE: A child on remand at Don Dale as been flown to Melbourne after a medical emergency overnight. The dep't of NT Families has not revealed the nature of the emergency, Sunday PM the dep't said the detainee was stable and expected to make a full recovery. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-15/don-dale-detainee-flown-to-melbour...
15/01/17 ARTICLE & AUDIO:Northern Territory Police are investigating allegations a former Don Dale detainee received a death threat ahead of his appearance before the royal commission into youth detention. ARTCLE:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-13/former-don-dale-detainee-says-he-r...
AUDIO:
https://audioboom.com/posts/5495065-former-don-dale-detainee-reveals-dea...
23/12/16 ARTICLE & AUDIO: NT youth detention royal commission delays first sittings of 2017 to March http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-23/nt-youth-detention-royal-commissio...
23/12/16 ARTICLE: NT youth detention royal commission delays first sittings of 2017 to March http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-23/nt-youth-detention-royal-commissio...
17/12/16 ARTICLE: A four month extension to the Royal Commission has been granted (within the existing budget) by Fed & State Gov'ts. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-16/youth-detention-royal-commission-e...
17/12/16 AUDIO: Dylan Voller's sister Kirra, talks about Dylan's evidence, Natasha Griggs racist comments and Dylan's future https://audioboom.com/posts/5407322-dylan-voller-s-sister-kirra-responds...
17/12/16 AUDIO: Robbie Thorpe and Vivian Malo talk to John Lawrence QC from the NT about detention abuses etc https://soundcloud.com/vivian-malo/john-lawrence-sc-3cr-interview-16-dec...
14/12/16 Darwin Public Hearing ended for 2016 and will resume on 6 February March 2017
14/12/16 ARTICLE: NT government's 'inflammatory rhetoric' about young offenders led to abuses, lawyers says http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-14/inflammatory-nt-government-led-to-...
14/12/16 AUDIO: 'NT Royal Commission told government vitriol created environment for abuse', Russell Goldflam, principal legal officer of the NT Legal Aid Commission https://audioboom.com/posts/5394542-nt-royal-commission-told-government-...
13/12/16 ARTICLE: Dylan Voller wasn't violent before he was mistreated in detention, caseworker says https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/13/dylan-voller-wasn...
13/12/16 ARTICLE & VIDEO: Dylan Voller was "set up to fail" by a system determined to punish him, his former case worker said. "It just became very evident from the get-go that there would be a punitive approach taken to Dylan as he travelled through the system." 1. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-13/dylan-voller-was-set-up-to-fail-by...
2. http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/northern-territory/social-worker-antoinett...
VIDEO REPORT:
http://www.theage.com.au/video/video-news/video-national-news/voller-set...
13/12/16 ARTICLE: Following Dylan Voller's testimony, Antoinette Carroll, who worked with Mr Voller for seven years, is expected to take the stand. http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/12/13/vollers-justice-advocate-f...
12/12/16 VIDEO: Dylan Voller reads personal statement to NT youth detention royal commission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3TJjutM7q8
12/12/16 ARTICLE & VIDEO: Teen inmate Dylan Voller says being hooded in a restraint chair and tear-gassed are the scariest things to have ever happened to him, and that he felt like he was "going to die" (incl. 58min Video) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-12/dylan-voller-evidence-nt-royal-com...
12/12/16 ARTICLE: Northern Territory prisoner staff forced a teenage detainee to endure a 15-hour road trip to hell with little water and no toilet stops, the royal commission into juvenile justice has been told. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/dylan-voller-denie...
10/12/16 ARTICLE: Dylan Voller's mother Joanne said the family had been told by NT prison authorities that Dylan would be unable to make phone calls for 28 days. Dylan is expected to give evidence to the royal commission in a closed court on Monday 12th Dec. http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/don-dale-detention-boy-in-the-hood-dylan-volle...
08/12/16 ARTICLE: Teenager Dylan Voller will be treated as “vulnerable” and not cross-examined when he appears before the child detention royal commission. Dylan is expected to give ­evidence next week http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/dylan-voller...
08/12/16 ARTICLE: Royal Commission toured the current and former Don Dale detention centres, visiting the scenes of infamous riots and alleged abuses. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/08/royal-commission-...
08/12/16 ARTICLE: The NT Government tried to delay up to 14 witnesses, including Dylan Voller, from giving evidence at the December sittings of the royal commission. The Commissioners rejected the application. ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-08/nt-government-fails-to-delay-witne...
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/08/nt-royal-commissi...
06/12/16 SU ARTICLE: Dylan Voller is threatening a hunger strike over threats of abuse by guards in the Darwin Correctional Centre, says his mother Joanne Voller. http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/don-dale-torture-victim-dylan...
06/12/16 ARTICLE: Some youths held in Northern Territory detention centre cells that lacked toilets have resorted to trying to urinate out the windows and defecate in bedding, the royal commission has heard. http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/royal-commission-nt-youths-toilet-reques...
05/12/16 AUDIO: The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory has been told the current Don Dale detention centre is being run like a human storage facility. https://audioboom.com/posts/5357509-nt-royal-commission-don-dale-run-lik...
05/12/16 ARTICLE: The Royal Commission this week is expected to hear “groundbreaking” evidence from vulnerable children in detention in the Northern Territory. Counsel assisting the Commission said “We are also dealing in real time with people currently in the systems we are focusing on. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/nt-children-...
05/12/16 ARTICLE: The new Don Dale youth detention centre in Darwin was run like a “human storage facility”, the author of a review of the Northern Territory corrections system has told a royal commission. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/05/don-dale-run-like...
05/12/16 Darwin Public Hearing (includes detainees) started and will continue to 14 December 2016
28/11/16 ARTICLE: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Record Indigenous incarceration rates could be avoided with early clinical assessment: experts http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-28/record-indigenous-incarceration-ra...
25/11/16 ARTICLE: NT Justice Minister Natasha Fyles released a redacted version of a review into corrections on Thursday, after previously refusing to do so over "security" issues. http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/11/24/don-dale-prison-despair-re...
23/11/16 ARTICLE: A confidential report was handed to the Royal Commission found the Darwin Correctional Precinct has been riddled with issues that have created demeaning and humiliating conditions for prisoners since it opened. http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/nt/2016/11/23/-1-8b-nt-jail-not-...
14/11/16 ARTICLE: A free independent legal advisory service has been put into place for young people in the NT who may be called upon to make statements to or give evidence before the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the NT. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-14/northern-territory-youth-justice-s...
09/11/16 ARTICLE: We will close Uluru': Aboriginal community vows to BAN tourists from Australia's most famous natural landmark because they are 'left to live in poverty while nearby resorts make millions http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3918644/Aboriginal-community-vow...
03/11/16 ARTICLE: Being stripped and beaten is ‘normal’ in NT prisons, former prisoner says http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/the-point-with-stan-grant/article/2016/11/03/...
02/11/16 ARTICLE: Mick Gooda said the "second phase" of public hearings would involve young people exposed to the Northern Territory's detention system. Those hearings were due to start in mid-November but will now be held from December 5-14. http://abc.net.au/news/2016-11-02/royal-commission-into-child-detention-...
28/10/16 ARTICLE: A report called 'A Safer Northern Territory Through Correctional Interventions', also known as the Hamburger report, stated it was clear the NT's imprisonment rate was in a "crisis of devastating proportions for the Territory as a whole and for Indigenous people in particular". http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-28/hamburger-report-released/7974878
27/10/16 ARTICLE: The commission visited Mutitjulu. Ngaanyatjarra chairman said. "It's disgusting how the government has treated our children ... If they don't start listening to us we will close the rock." http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/10/27/well-close-uluru-indigenou...
27/10/16 ARTICLE: A new report was tabled in NT Parliament on Wednesday 26th October revealing more gross abuses on children in detention. http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/northern-territory/nt-juvenile-detention-s...
26/10/16 ARTICLE: The Northern Territory royal commission into juvenile justice is hoping to tap into an indigenous initiative that draws on old traditions to help troubled youngsters. http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/breaking-news/old-ways-can-help-vulnerable...
26/10/16 ARTICLE: NT royal commission heads to red centre http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/10/26/03/33/nt-royal-commission-he...
25/10/16 ARTICLE: Use of restraint chairs on NT youths to be banned amid wider justice review https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/oct/25/use-of-restraint-...
22/10/16 ARTICLE: Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion is pushing for an old cattle station near Katherine to be converted into a youth prison farm, but in Tennant Creek another option is gaining support. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-22/call-for-youth-to-be-detained-at-b...
21/10/16 AUDIO CAAMA RADIO REPORT: A former employee of the NT Dept of Children and Families says that senior people within the department often fail to act in the best interest of Aboriginal children caught up in the system. https://audioboom.com/posts/5190468-the-numbers-continued-to-grow-it-was...
21/10/16 ARTICLE: Indigenous affairs minister Nigal Scullion defends the failure of NT to investigate Dondale and criticises states and territories for failing to establish custody notification services https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/oct/21/nigel-scullion-de...
20/10/16 ARTICLE: NT Royal Commission: Yirrkala's young people lost to foster parents, detention, suicide, commissioners told http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-20/yirrkala's-young-people-lost-to-detention,-suicide/7952578
19/10/16 ARTICLE: What does it take to make a royal commission successful? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-19/four-corners-nt-royal-commission-h...
19/10/16 ARTICLE & AUDIO: Detention centres are not places of rehabilitation, former juvenile detainees tell NT royal commission http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-19/nt-youth-forum-hears-from-former-j...
19/10/16 VIDEO: Community consultations: Elder Baru Pascoe speaks out about the shocking mistreatment of youth in NT detention centres https://youtu.be/o4SwdiORp40
19/10/16 ARTICLE: Community consultations: Juvenile detention officer urinated in toilet and told boy to drink it, inquiry told https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/oct/18/juvenile-detentio...
17/10/16 ARTICLE: Michael Long has called on the Prime Minister to scrap the Northern Territory Royal Commission and redirect the funding into education. http://www.skynews.com.au/news/politics/federal/2016/10/18/nt-aboriginal...
17/10/16 ARTICLE:NT Royal Commission into Protection and Detention of Children to meet on Tiwi Islands http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-17/nt-royal-commission-in-the-tiwi-is...
17/10/16 AUDIO: NT Royal Commissioners goes bush but how many locals know about it? https://audioboom.com/posts/5174762-nt-royal-commissioners-goes-bush-but...
15/10/16 ARTICLE:Hearing loss among Indigenous children in NT detention 'widespread': royal commission submission http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-15/indgenous-hearing-loss-scathing-re...
14/10/16 ARTICLE:NT Royal Commission: Child protection system 'broken', department should be closed http://www.smh.com.au/national/royal-commission-don-dale-detention-centr...
11/10/16 ARTICLE: Don Dale: Voller family feel 'left out' of NT royal commission as first hearings begin in Darwin http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-11/don-dale-nt-youth-detention-royal-...
12/10/16 ARTICLE: National Children's Commissioner told commission that Australia is likely to ratify a key UN torture protocol that would give teams of international inspectors the right to visit detention centres without notice. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/torture-checks-for-dete...
11/10/16 ARTICLE:Repeated inquiries into the NT's juvenile justice system is evidence of a 'persistent failure', the royal commission into youth detention has heard. http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/10/11/nt-inquiries-substitute-ac...
11/10/16 ARTICLE:Teenagers kept in isolation for 23 hours a day at Don Dale centre, commission told' http://www.smh.com.au/national/teenagers-kept-in-isolation-for-23-hours-...
11/10/16 ARTICLE:Child abuse reports written off as 'unsubstantiated' with no investigation, NT royal commission hears https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/oct/11/child-abuse-repor...
10/10/16 Article: People engaging with the Northern Territory's royal commission into the juvenile justice system can now get free legal advice. http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/breaking-news/nt-royal-commissi...
26/9/16 ARTICLE: Mick Gooda warns 'not possible' to meet current deadline for NT youth detention royal commission http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-26/nt-commissioners-struggling-to-mee...
15/09/16 SU ARTICLE: Can the Royal Commission investigate the many years of racist and Abuse http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/can-royal-commission-investigate-many-years-racist-and-abuse
06/09/16 ARTICLE: Concerns over remote community access to royal commission as NT rainy season looms http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2016/09/06/concerns-over-remote-commu...