Top Indigenous adviser to the Prime Minister Warren Mundine says former youth detainee Dylan Voller is ‘not an innocent boy’ and people have been ‘too quick to jump up and down’ over the use of spit hoods in detention centers.

Speaking on ABC’s Radio National, Mr Mundine says youth justice officers do not have an ‘easy task’.


The comments come following evidence given by Voller in the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children that he was denied access to food and water while detained and was forced to defecate into a pillowcase.