” The Royal Commission has been established to enable the swift inquiry into the treatment of children detained in detention facilities and child protection in the Northern Territory. The Letters Patent formally appoint the Royal Commissioners and outline the terms of reference for this inquiry.
The Hon Margaret White AO and Mr Mick Gooda were appointed Royal Commissioners on 1 August 2016.
The Royal Commission is independent from government and is responsible for determining its own processes”
Updates to the work of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory for your information and for distribution to the wider communities.
The Royal Commission invites all members of the communities across Alice Springs, Santa Teresa and Tennant Creek and surrounding regions to a community meeting to hear about the work of the Royal Commission.
Commissioners Margaret White AO and Mick Gooda will be present at these meetings to answer questions and listen to what the community may wish to share.
The dates and locations of the community meetings are as follows:
- Alice Springs: 2-4pm, Monday 26 September 2016, Gumtree Room, Chifley Hotel, 34 Stott Terrace, Alice Springs
- Santa Teresa: 10am –2pm Tuesday 27 September 2016.
- Tennant Creek: 2-4pm, Wednesday 28 September 2016, Karguru Centre, 65 Staunton St Tennant Creek
We welcome your assistance in sharing the above information widely.
For further information about this meetings, please contact the Royal Commission by phone on 1800 604 604, by writing to PO Box 4215, Kingston ACT 2604 or by email: ChildDetentionNT@royalcommission.gov.au
You can also contact the engagement team:
- Jenny Bedford on 0448 251 466 in Alice Springs,
- Eddie Cubillo on 0434218949 in Darwin, and
- Nicci Wilson on 0437 785891 in Darwin.
The Royal Commission was established on 28 July 2016, and held its first Directions Hearing on Tuesday 6 September 2016 in Darwin.
The Commission would be grateful if you would link its web page to your homepages to help spread the word and increase access to the Royal Commission.
The website will include updates on what is happening, Contact Us information, upcoming community engagements and other information that may be useful to you and your network.
We will keep you informed about our work, and we appreciate the good will and support given to the Royal Commission.
Community Engagement team
Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory