Statement – Proceedings Dismissed

Territory Families

On 9 August 2018 Sister Marie Arthur commenced representativeproceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against the Northern Territory Governmenton behalf of young people then in detention.

On 26 September 2019, with the approval of the Federal Court, with theconsent of the parties the proceedings were dismissed with no order as tocosts.

The Northern Territory Government acknowledges the positivecontribution made by the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission to resolve theproceedings by agreement.

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