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    JOINT STATEMENT
    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Cleveland Youth Detention Centre

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Friday, November 11, 2016

    Cleveland Youth Detention Centre

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath will travel to Townsville this morning to meet with management and staff of the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre following a serious incident at the facility overnight.

    Mrs D’Ath said the Centre remains in lockdown, with detainees returned from the roof of the facility this morning and ongoing security checks.

    “There will be an internal investigation into the incident and I will not pre-empt the outcome of the investigation,” Mrs D’Ath said.

     Mrs D’Ath will be available for comment in Townsville today following briefings from the Centre’s management.

     Media contact: Geoff Breusch (Attorney-General's office) 0417 272 875 or Kirby Anderson 0417 263 791