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31 countries call on Australia to change its laws – Embarrassing!

31 countries, including Canada, France, Germany and Spain have called on Australia to change its laws and raise the age of criminal responsibility. This followed representation made by a coalition of groups to the United Nations on 20 January 2021 highlighting that Australian States and Territories have youth justice laws permitting the incarceration of children as young as 10 in youth detention centres. It is embarrassing that 31 countries have felt compelled to petition Australia to stop this practice. Support the Raise the Age Campaign.

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Care experienced Youth Advisory Group to be appointed in Queensland

Youth Advisory Group to be appointed as key outcome of Queensland’s Residential Care Review, updated HSQF soon applicable, PeakCare’s new…

Read More

DCSSDS Motor Vehicle Safety Guidelines – FAQs and Clarifications

In late 2023, the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services released the Motor Vehicle Safety – Guidelines for Child…

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