IMO: The Youth Detention Royal Commission should include all Australian States and Territories



Brian Martin QC

Justice Martin made his mark as a jurist capable of handling large challenging cases.

The man chosen to head the royal commission into youth detention in the Northern Territory has an intimate understanding of the legal landscape of the Top End and a long history of dealing with high-profile court cases.

Terms of Reference


In a joint statement, Mr Turnbull and Attorney-General George Brandis said the inquiry would examine:

• Failings in the child protection and youth detention systems of the Government of the Northern Territory;

• The effectiveness of any oversight mechanisms and safeguards to ensure the treatment of detainees was appropriate;

• Cultural and management issues that may exist within the Northern Territory youth detention system;

• Whether the treatment of detainees breached laws or the detainees’ human rights; and

Whether more should have been done by the Government of the Northern Territory to take appropriate measures to prevent the re-occurrence of inappropriate treatment.

See: Brian Martin - (via ABC MSM)
See: Kwementyaye-Ryder: Facts (via Overland.org.au)
See: Kwementyaye-Ryder: Decision - (via The Australian MSM)
See: Alice Springs: Murder, Racism (via Guardian MSM)
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