Adam Giles attacks 'pathetic' royal commission after it criticised him

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Commissioners called him a galling witness but former Northern Territory chief minister says ‘wishy-washy’ juvenile justice inquiry won’t achieve change

The Northern Territory chief minister in charge when teenage inmates were teargassed has attacked the “pathetic” child detention royal commission as being too consumed with “gotcha moments” to achieve meaningful change.

This week, commissioners Margaret White and Mick Gooda condemned Adam Giles, who established the $54m inquiry alongside prime minister Malcolm Turnbull last year, for his lack of cooperation while giving testimony.

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