Calls For Beyond Blue To Dump Kennett Over Don Dale Comments

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A First Nations mental health worker has called for the resignation of former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett from the social welfare group Beyond Blue.

The call comes after Mr Kennett attacked the Prime Minister for calling a Royal Commission into juvenile justice the Northern Territory.

Mr Kennett, the chairman of BeyondBlue, says the ABC Four Corners report highlighting the inhumane treatment of youth at the Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre was biased and destroyed the reputation of a minister.

But Robert Eggington, head of Nyoongah trauma support service Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation, says Mr Kennett’s position at BeyondBlue is now untenable.

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