AU: Confidential child protection files on sale at Alice Springs tip shop

Jano Gibson reports:

Dozens of confidential documents, including a child protection investigation and a child death file, have been found at the Alice Springs tip shop, in a major privacy breach involving the Northern Territory Families department.

The files relate to 33 clients and staff members of Territory Families dating back to 2009.

They were located in filing cabinets and pedestal drawers that had been accidentally sent to the Alice Springs waste management facility during an office relocation in April.

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