NT Correctional Services and Department of Education directed youth not to use Aboriginal language

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Late last week saw the findings of the Royal Commission into youth detention in the N.T handed down and made public for all to see.

We have seen a lot of news releases before and after the report was completed and we are sensing an information overload happening. This overload might be playing into the hands of the government. We fear people are becoming desensitized to all of the news about the report. The report itself is huge. There are a total of 6 volumes. Volume 1, alone, consists of almost 300 pages. To view the section we highlighted in the title, you can find it on page 10 of the findings and recommendations report.

We know that Royal Commissions (especially ones aimed towards the Indigenous community) often fail to result in recommendations being implemented. That is why we will be producing a number of articles like this that highlight some of the most shocking findings from the report. The goal from all of this is to maintain the pressure for those in Government to follow up on the report and implement the sweeping changes that are needed.

We know that mainstream news reports with titles like “NT Royal Commission report handed down” is only going to be ignored by the masses. So stay tuned as we deliver more of these shocking truths from the Royal Commission. Let’s get these stories going viral until we see real change happening from those in power.

Apart from sharing this story, you can sign the petition being organised by ANTAR who are calling on the government to implement a youth justice action plan.

 

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