I would like to acknowledge the absolute horrors that have occurred within the Don Dale Correctional Facility. I, like everyone who saw the footage this week, was shocked and appalled by the mistreatment of children at the detention centre. Every child in our justice system must be treated with humanity and respect at all times. Nigel Scullion, Garma Festival, 30 July 2016
In evidence given to the Committal proceeding in the Alice Springs Magistrate's Court in December 2009, one of the campers told the Court that the "words exchanged" included "You black cunts - fuck off out of this Todd River" and "Get out of the Todd River, you motherfuckers".