Law Council of Australia says NT government has known for 18 months that facility isn’t fit for children or adults

The Law Council of Australia says the federal government must step in to close the Don Dale youth detention centre and urgently replace it with a purpose-built facility fit for children, following the latest disturbance – the third in four months.

The Territory Families department said the incident began “when young people started to be aggressive and refused to follow direction during the evening routine” on Friday night.

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