Primate welcomes investigation into youth detention
by Gavin Drake
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
The Primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, has welcomed a Royal Commission investigation into youth detention in the Northern Territory. Some 97 per cent of young people held in detention in the area are Indigenous, despite Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people comprising only 17 per cent of the total Northern Territory population. Archbishop Philip described this continually rising figure as “deplorable”.