Topic archives: juvenile justice system

‘You don’t know what a First World economy is’: NT judge rants at 13-year-old

June 19, 2017 17

The judge seemed uninterested in the “extremely difficult set of circumstances” the boy was facing.

Who made Don Dale’s tear gas?

August 11, 2016

Can the manufacturer of the tear gas used in Don Dale against children be held liable? Freelance journalist John Power investigates.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

August 3, 2016 1

Catfight ... text from Barnesy ... Don Dale success story ...

Shane Stone: I won’t apologise for mandatory sentencing

August 1, 2016 9

The Northern Territory's justice system is far more complicated than the southern states chattering classes believe, writes former chief minister Shane Stone.

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

July 29, 2016 3

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, […]

Australia has always kept its darkest abuses out of sight

July 29, 2016 3

Britain sent its most undesirable people to a far-off land to be tortured in secret, away from British eyes. Is it any wonder we have kept up the tradition? ABC presenter and freelance writer Nick Rheinberger explains.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 28, 2016 1

Giles v the kids ... Trump's not so AMA ... Abetz the biggest loser ...

Youth detention royal commission treacherous ground for Turnbull

July 28, 2016 6

It has been two years since Abbott "stopped the boats". But Turnbull's royal commission into youth detention centres could unravel the centrepiece of that policy, writes former Howard communications adviser Paula Matthewson

Giles and Scullion, two sides of a debased political coin

July 27, 2016 9

At least Nigel Scullion was being honest in admitting he hadn't shown much interest in the Four Corners story on juvenile detention abuses in his home territory. Adam Giles was much worse.

The most shocking thing about the Four Corners footage: the abuse was legal

July 27, 2016 5

Four Corners showed children locked in solitary confinement, physically restrailed and gassed. The worst part? It was all legal, writes Darwin lawyer Matt Punch.