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NT Royal Commission ‘officially a farce’

The Royal Commission into Child Protection and Detention in the Northern Territory is now officially a farce.

The current Don Dale youth detention centre is seen in Darwin, Wednesday July 27, 2016. Abusive treatment of young inmates at the previous centre by officers will be the subject of investigation of a royal commission after disturbing footage was broadcast on ABC's Four Corners program, showing teens being tear-gassed, hit, stripped naked, and hog-tied in footage from 2010 until 2015. The new centre is a repurposed wing of the former Darwin adult prison, which the former corrections commissioner said was only fit to be bulldozed. (AAP Image/Neda Vanovac) NO ARCHIVING

Called in a moment of panic by two leaders under immense public pressure, the shoddily planned inquiry unravelled this week during the latest Darwin sittings.

The commission rode into town on Monday, accompanied by…

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