Media Releases - 14 October 2020

Many Colours 1 Direction

As Commissioner for Children and Young People in Tasmania, I feel obliged to remind all media outlets of the strong view I expressed in my September 2020 media statement on Many Colours 1 Direction about the need to ensure our public debate on this matter does no harm to children:

While public discussion and debate about the placement of Tasmanian children at Many Colours 1 Direction (MC1D) in the Northern Territory is important, we must acknowledge there is a real risk this may be done in a way which causes harm to the individual children involved. It is incumbent on us all to ensure that where an issue is raised publicly, it is done so responsibly and in a way that does no harm to children.

See full September 2020 statement here.

Leanne McLean
Commissioner for Children and Young People