Annual Report 2017-2018 OmbudsmanNT
Tabled paper 934
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18 given the lapse of time. They may not be prepared to go through the social and emotional trauma that revisiting the events may raise. Alternatively, they may lack trust in authority or lack confidence that the matter will be pursued to a substantive outcome. A decision not to pursue should not necessarily be seen as a concession that the events did not take place. I have not attempted to scrutinise the circumstances of the individual matters listed in the schedule. If anyone has previously raised a criminal complaint in relation to one of these matters and wishes to pursue the matter or to obtain an explanation of the outcome of police investigations and assessments in their case, I urge them to contact NT Police to discuss the matter.