Royal Commission into the Protection and
Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

 Forward schedule for NT Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory has today released its work schedule for the coming months.

As previously announced, the Commission will hear evidence in response to Mr Dylan Voller from 19 to 21 April.

From 24 to 28 April, the Commission will continue to hear evidence from those responsible for oversight of detention centres, including Ms Salli Cohen (cont.), former Commissioner of Correctional Services Ken Middlebrook, former Minister for Correctional Services John Elferink and former Chief Minister Adam Giles.

Hearings continue in Darwin on 8 May and will focus on pre- and post-detention, including policing, charging and arrest, bail and remand and support services.

From 29 May in Alice Springs and 19 June in Darwin, the Commission will hear from witnesses on the child protection system and then alternatives to detention.

Hearing schedules for each period will be published on the Commission’s website in due course.

Location

Date

Venue

Subject

Darwin

19–28 April

Court 11, Supreme Court, Darwin

Detention

Darwin

8 – 12 May

Court 11, Supreme Court, Darwin

Pre- and post-detention

Alice Springs

29 May – 2 June

Alice Springs Convention Centre

Child protection

Darwin

19 – 30 June

Court 11, Supreme Court, Darwin

Child protection/alternatives to detention