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Unmasked: Dylan Voller tells his Detention Centre story - 60 Minutes

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Dylan Voller
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UNMASKED

19 year old Dylan Voller spent much of his childhood locked up in juvenile detention centres in the Northern Territory.

And there he might have stayed, caught up in the revolving door of the prison system, if it wasn’t for the public exposure of shocking videos depicting his treatment on the inside.

The images so outraged the nation, the Prime Minister ordered the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the NT. Despite this Dylan remains a polarising figure. Many people argue he deserved what he received; he was an out of control criminal and the community was safer with him locked up.

But as Liz Hayes reports, Dylan doesn’t shy away from the criticisms of his behaviour, and what he has to say will surprise many.

Reporter: Liz Hayes   Producer: Ali Smith

 

GAME ON

Reporter Peter Stefanovic used to think computer gaming was not much more than a bit of fun on a lazy afternoon when there was nothing else to do. But on 60 MINUTES he discovers how wrong he was when he meets Gamers who are so skilled on the keyboard, they actually make a living out of it.

In fact, e-Sport, as its known, has become a multi-billion dollar industry. The best players earn seven figure salaries and are treated like celebrities as they tour the world performing in overflowing stadiums you have to see to believe.

Reporter: Peter Stefanovic   Producer: Alice Dalley

 

TURIA

When Turia Pitt was trapped in a raging bush fire and suffered horrific burns six years ago, she fought an incredible battle just to survive. By coming so close to death she learnt how precious life is and how important it is to live it.

Turia’s recovery - often painful and slow - continues even today, but it hasn't stopped her walking the Kokoda Track, cycling across Australia and competing in multiple iron woman events. She also devotes a significant amount of her time to raising money and awareness for Interplast, the not-for-profit organisation which provides life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia-Pacific region.

A few weeks ago Turia was about to embark on her latest adventure, climbing to Mt Everest base camp in Nepal. But at the last minute she had to pull out of the trek, and turn instead to face her greatest challenge of all.

Reporter: Allison Langdon   Producer: Ali Smith

SUNDAY, JUNE 11, AT 9.00PM ON CHANNEL NINE

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