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Jul 29, 2016

Brian Ross Martin is wrong: Supreme Court has dealt with Dylan Voller’s abuse before

Brand-new royal commissioner Brian Ross Martin says he's the right man to look into allegations of abuse of young prisoners at the Don Dale facility, and that neither he nor any other S

Bob Gosford — Editor of The Northern Myth

Bob Gosford

Editor of The Northern Myth

Brand-new royal commissioner Brian Ross Martin says he’s the right man to look into allegations of abuse of young prisoners at the Don Dale facility, and that neither he nor any other Supreme Court justice had any inkling of what was going on there. But that turns out not to be true. In June 2014, the NT Supreme Court upheld the not guilty verdict of a guard at Don Dale — who had been accused of assaulting none other than its now most famous inmate, Dylan Voller.

And there are other thorny questions. Tucked away on page 240 of Brian Ross Martin’s 570-page door-stop report of the inquiry into the establishment of a Northern Territory Anti-Corruption, Integrity and Misconduct Commission is the instrument of his appointment, dated December 14, 2015.

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3 thoughts on “Brian Ross Martin is wrong: Supreme Court has dealt with Dylan Voller’s abuse before

  1. Jaybuoy

    It just calls Turnbulls judgement into question yet again.. appointing a former chief justice of the NT… WTF goes through the spivs mind is a mystery.. This inquiry is fucked before it even starts..

  2. CML

    The terms of reference, and the commissioner, should have been beyond questioning…especially by the indigenous people of the NT.
    The are not! Perhaps you should have another attempt at getting it right, Talcum!!
    And leave that poor excuse for a ‘truthful’ politician, Giles, OUT of the equation entirely.

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