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A sad reality

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Imagine feeling like there’s nowhere safer for you than detention.

According to Chief Justice Wayne Martin, that’s the reality many indigenous children in remote communities are facing.

Justice Martin told a parliamentary committee looking into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience of law enforcement and justice services that some children in remote communities see detention as a ‘better place to be’ because it is an escape from the abusive situations they are in at home. 

Justice Martin spoke to Adam Shand.
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