Raise the age decision delayed as ACT refuses to take stance

Sally Whyte
By Sally Whyte
Updated July 27 2020 - 9:26pm, first published 9:00am
Bimberi Youth Justice Centre, where the ACT detains young people convicted of crimes. Photo by Karleen Minney

Australia's Attorneys-General have put off making a decision on whether to raise the age of criminal responsibility, meaning children as young as 10 will continue to be locked up, despite calls from advocates for the laws to change.

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Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.

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