Magistrate says the 14-year-old boy is ‘highly likely to commit a further offence for the purposes of being returned to detention’

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A Queensland court has found a child’s prospects would be better off while living with an allegedly abusive relative than in a residential care home.

The 14-year-old Indigenous boy, referred to in court documents as Oliver Boland*, has spent large periods of his life in detention, including being held in a watch house 40 times in four years.

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