” 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 will hold three weeks of public hearings, relevant site visits and Community meetings from 11 to 27 October 2016.
The Royal Commission will hold public hearings in Court 11, Supreme Court, Darwin from 11 to 13 October 2016.
These hearings will focus on calling evidence from the authors of previous reports and inquiries into matters which are relevant to the Royal Commission’s terms of reference and some subject matter experts in fields which are relevant to the Royal Commission’s inquiry.
Further information will be published on the Royal Commission website as it becomes available.
From 14 to 27 October 2016 the Royal Commission will conduct a series of community engagement meetings throughout the Northern Territory.
For further information, 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.