Greens respond to the Attorney General’s announcement that the Royal Commission into Northern Territory youth detention will be extended by eight weeks, Senator Rachel Siewert said:
“We welcome this extension. Clearly it sends a signal that more deliberations need to occur.
“So far the evidence presented has been distressing. Clearly youth detention in this country is setting up troubled kids to fail.
“I urge the Prime Minister to consider extending the investigation beyond Northern Territory borders. Clearly systemic problems in youth detention are nationwide.