The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory was set up on 1 August 2016, to look into the youth detention and welfare system over 10 years from 1 August 2006. Its report was delivered on 17 November 2017. The Royal Commission identified a number of failures within the detention and welfare systems in the Northern Territory and recommended a large number of reforms. In March 2018, the Territory Government announced it would accept the intent and direction of all 227 Royal Commission recommendations.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 13 September 2018, Last modified: 11 June 2021