The numbers continued to grow ... it wasn't about the best interests of the children !

Oct 21, 2016, 11:16 AM

A former employee of the Northern Territory Department 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.

Kimberley Hunter a Nygina man from the Kimberley region of Western Australia told the Royal Commission's Alice Springs community consultation into the Protection and Detention of Children that although he has spent 30 years trying to help his people while working alongside the justice system was his time working with Children and Families that left him the most concerned.

Speaking on CAAMA radio Mr Hunter says the process of bringing children into the department set alarm bells ringing ... but despite expressing his thoughts on a range of issues ... the numbers continued to grow.