Age of criminal responsibility is ‘out of step with the rest of the world’ by Lauren Croft

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Age of criminal responsibility is ‘out of step with the rest of the world’ 08 November 2021 • By Lauren Croft Following the release of its road map to raising the age of criminal responsibility, the ACT AG has pledged to “provide better alternatives” to children in custody. In October, the ACT outlined its plan to raise the […]

Canberra Times article – Raise The Age

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Extract from Canberra Times on child protection – 13 April 202

Ethos 256 Winter 2020 – How does our law treat our children

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Chris Donohue, President of the ACT Law Society, looks at the role of punishment vs rehabilitation in recidivism rates of young offenders.

Canberra Times article – Child Protection

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Extract from Canberra Times on child protection – 2 April 2020

Law Council in Darwin – minimum age of criminal responsibility, and presentations by Olga Havnen, CEO Danila Dilba Health Service, and by Chief Justice of the NT Supreme Court, the Hon Michael Grant CJ – both focussing on children in detention

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28 June 2019 This quarter the Law Council of Australia (LCA) meetings were hosted by the Northern Territory Law Society in Darwin. At one of these meetings, a significant policy position was reached — that the minimum age for criminal responsibility should be 14 years, and the LCA would like that policy adopted by all […]