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How to disentangle disadvantaged children from the justice system

Social issues Child welfare Justice Courts Poverty Criminal justice Indigenous peoples Indigenous children Australia

Eli Melky, who served as the Country Liberal Party's assistant treasurer before aligning himself with the Palmer United Party, says he is outraged by treatment of young people in juvenile detention and has announced he will stand against the Northern Territory's Chief Minister Adam Giles in next month's election. But people are starting to ask questions about the factors that put children in detention in the first place, including parenting, trauma and education. PM speaks to Jane Vadiveloo, CEO and founder of Children's Ground, an organisation that works with communities affected by intergenerational disadvantage.

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