Royal Commission underway

The Royal Commission into the Northern Territory's (NT) child protection and youth detention systems started in September 2016. The joint Commissioners are the Hon Margaret White AO and Mr Mick Gooda.

The Commission was due to hand down its report on 31 March 2016, but in December last year, the Commonwealth and NT governments granted the Royal Commissioner's request for a four month extension to its reporting deadline. 

The Royal Commission's final report will be delivered by 1 August. The Royal Commission is also required to provide an interim report by 31 March. 

The Commission's next public hearings will be held in Alice Springs from 13 to 17 March 2017 at the Alice Springs Convention Centre. 

Public hearings in Darwin will begin on 20 March 2017 at Court 11 in the Supreme Court.

More information can be found at the Royal Commission web page.

Anyone wanting to contact the Royal Commission can do so by calling 1800 604 604, between 9am and 5.30pm (AEST).

Last updated: 07 February 2017