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NT has not dropped legal action against Aboriginal boys teargassed at Don Dale | Australia news | The Guardian

6.8.16

NT has not dropped legal action against Aboriginal boys teargassed at Don Dale | Australia news | The Guardian: Six Aboriginal boys were teargassed in the behavioural management unit at Don Dale on 21 August 2014, following what the Giles government at the time called a “riot” but has since been referred to as a “protest”. Footage of the incident was obtained by the ABC’s Four Corners, and was one of the catalysts for the establishment of a royal commission into youth detention and child protection in the Territory.

The cases of four boys, who are suing the Territory government for general, aggravated, and exemplary damages for the “injury, loss and damage” caused by the “extreme distress” and “humiliation” they allege they suffered at the hands of prison guards, were listed before the supreme court in Darwin on Friday. Their names are suppressed.


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