Royal Commission into the Detention and Protection of Children in the Northern Territory
The Royal Commission into the Detention and Protection of Children in the Northern Territory was established to enable the swift inquiry into the treatment of children detained in detention facilities and child protection in the Northern Territory.
The Final Report of the Royal Commission was tabled in Parliament on 17 November 2017.
A historical record of this website is available on the National Library of Australia's National Library of Australia's Government Web Archive and on Pandora.
The Royal Commission is independent from government and is responsible for determining its own processes. The Letters Patent appointed the Royal Commissioners on 1 August 2016 and outline the terms of reference.
- Letters Patent – plain English version [PDF 42KB]
- Letters Patent – plain English version [DOCX 27KB]
The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory delivered an Interim Report to the Commonwealth and Northern Territory Governments on 31 March 2017.
The Final Report of the Royal Commission and Board of Inquiry into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory was tabled in Parliament on 17 November 2017. Each volume of the Final Report is available in PDF. Access each volume by clicking on the links below.
- Volume 1 [PDF 6.6MB]
- Volume 2A [PDF 10MB]
- Volume 2B [PDF 11.1MB]
- Volume 3A [PDF 22.2MB]
- Volume 3B [PDF 12.7MB]
- Volume 4 [PDF 1.6MB]
An easy-to-digest and condensed overview of the key findings and recommendations of the final report has been prepared.
All findings and recommendations contained throughout the report have been pulled together in a single document.