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Disability royal commission hears multiple government agencies failed to intervene in neglect of Brisbane teens with autism

ABC News

By Alex Brewster, ABC Online. Posted Wednesday 10


Multiple government agencies failed to intervene in the neglect of two teenagers with autism found locked in their bedroom, even after child safety officers saw one of the brothers gnawing on a raw dog bone.

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Brothers Kaleb and Jonathan*, then 19 and 17, were found in May 2020, naked and in soiled nappies, after their father was discovered dead from a terminal illness at their home in Brisbane’s northern suburbs.

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