DYLAN VOLLER SPEAKS OUT

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 18:00

UTS Faculty of Law
One year since Four Corners aired 'Australia’s Shame', which documented the brutality in Northern Territory youth detention, little has changed for children locked up. The program prompted a Royal Commission into youth detention and child protection, which has further revealed the abuse and inhumane treatment of Indigenous children. At the centre of the mistreatment was Dylan Voller, who was hooded and strapped to a restraint chair and tear gassed with chemicals that contravene the Convention on Chemical Weapons. This year Dylan was released from detention and has become vocal on the damage that youth detention does to children. He will be speaking about these issues at a UTS panel on youth detention, which will also include Joanne Voller, Peter O’Brien (Dylan’s lawyer) and Caro Meldrum-Hanna (Four Corners reporter and UTS alumna). It will be chaired by Larissa Behrendt (Chair of Indigenous Research, UTS and host of Speaking Out on ABC Radio). The event is hosted by the Brennan Justice and Leadership Program, Faculty of Law and the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research.
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