Fifteen children removed from families in Tennant Creek, NT says

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As Malcolm Turnbull agrees to send two ministers to the town, Territory Families chief says more could have been done for victims of abuse

The Northern Territory government has removed 15 children from their families around the Tennant Creek region after the rape of a two-year-old girl in the town attracted national condemnation in February.

Ken Davies, chief executive of Territory Families, conceded on Wednesday that his department should have done more for child’s family earlier, with a history emerging of multiple children exposed to violence, abuse and neglect.

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