The Country Liberal Party in the Northern Territory was going to struggle to hold onto government at the NT’s upcoming election on August 27, even before the Don Dale juvenile detention centre scandal erupted last week. Now the party, led by Adam Giles, looks like it will lose government in a landslide. It makes posting this video yesterday of a former detainee at Don Dale a questionable move. The video follows Kenny, who was detained in Don Dale at age 11, although we don’t find out why. When he left the juvenile detention centre he worked to get a job with crocodiles and was helped by his local MP Giovanna Webb. This is probably not the best time to be spruiking how the CLP helps kids who end up there.

Country Liberals

Peter Fray

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