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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