Dylan Voller defamation
Dylan Voller (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

In 2016 Dylan Voller pierced the national conscience, when a photo of him strapped to a chair by the wrists and neck, his head shrouded in a “spit hood”, hit the news. He was 17 -- an inmate of the Northern Territory’s Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. The ensuing shock triggered the sacking of the corrections minister and the Don Dale chief, followed by a royal commission.

The media reporting of Don Dale was extensive and florid. Voller, having been identified, became a story in himself. He is now the plaintiff in a defamation case which engages the legal responsibility of everyone who posts stuff on the internet. So... everyone.