Northern Territory laws to clarify how and when guards can use force, restraints and isolation on children

The Northern Territory is set to pass controversial youth justice laws that clarify how and when guards can use force, restraints and “separation” (isolation) on children in its two detention centres, Don Dale and Alice Springs.

“This is about backing our frontline staff and their ability to make decisions under difficult circumstances,” the territory families minister, Dale Wakefield, told NT parliament on Thursday morning.

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