ACT raises age of criminal responsibility to 12 with 14 to follow in 2025

Lucy Bladen
Jasper Lindell
Updated November 1 2023 - 7:05pm, first published 5:30pm
Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury. Picture by Keegan Carroll
Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury. Picture by Keegan Carroll

The ACT's minimum age of criminal responsibility will rise to 12 after legislation passed the territory's Legislative Assembly on Wednesday afternoon.

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Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au

Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined The Canberra Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, transport, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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