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Media coverage following recent public hearings on Raising the Age of Responsibility Bill

Following publication of Why Qld kids under 14 should avoid jail – in the words of a former child criminal by the Brisbane Times yesterday, news about the public hearings on the Criminal Law (Raising the Age of Responsibility) Amendment Bill 2021 conducted by a Parliamentary Committee continues to spread.

Read this sample of articles that have been published across the country since then:

These articles feature commentary by Greens MP Michael Berkman, Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers, former Queensland Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson, newly appointed Queensland Family and Child Commissioner Luke Twyford and PeakCare’s Lindsay Wegener.

Click here to read comments entered in response to PeakCare’s blog that was published yesterday. With the public hearings now over, the Parliamentary Committee is now considering the information it has received. Now is the time to also make the Committee Members aware of your views. Enter your comments here,  anonymously if you prefer.

You can also visit PeakCare’s Facebook page, note the ‘likes’ and ‘unlikes’ featured there and add your own.

Open letter on youth justice published in the Courier Mail on Saturday, 28 January 2023

PeakCare Members, Supporters and media contacts may already be aware of the full-page open letter to the Queensland Parliament published…

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It’s your choice – this way or that?

The outrage and concerns for community safety expressed by many Queenslanders following recent tragic events involving young people committing unlawful…

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Child sexual exploitation and abuse – supporting SAFE and therapeutic conversations with young people

Across the sector we recognise that real solutions to complex social issues require a collective and collaborative response. We also…

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1 Comment

  1. Lucas Moore on February 15, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    There has to be a better way than locking kids up! How do we know different when we haven’t even tried? For too many kids, the justice system creates barriers to the two things they most need; connection and healing -we need to start building alternatives to detention that actually provide these things. Watch this: sbs.com.au/ondemand/movie/incarceration-nation/1930938947662

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Open letter on youth justice published in the Courier Mail on Saturday, 28 January 2023

PeakCare Members, Supporters and media contacts may already be aware of the full-page open letter to the Queensland Parliament published…

Read More

It’s your choice – this way or that?

The outrage and concerns for community safety expressed by many Queenslanders following recent tragic events involving young people committing unlawful…

Read More

Child sexual exploitation and abuse – supporting SAFE and therapeutic conversations with young people

Across the sector we recognise that real solutions to complex social issues require a collective and collaborative response. We also…

Read More