NT Royal Commission told government vitriol created environment for abuse

Dec 14, 2016, 08:35 AM

The Northern Territory youth detention Royal Commission has been told that vitriolic comments by government members created an environment for the abuse of young offenders.

Alice Springs Legal Aid lawyer Russell Goldflam gave evidence during the commission's final day of public hearings this year. The hearings had been set aside for evidence from young people, but those plans were abandoned.

Featured: Russell Goldflam, principal legal officer, NT Legal Aid Commission Alice Springs Peggy Dwyer, counsel for North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency

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