CAG Meets On Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility
The Council of the Attorney-Generals (CAG) met today, July 27th, to give an update on raising the age of criminal responsibility in Australia from 10 to 14 years.
In 2019, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child recommended 14 years as the minimum age of criminal responsibility. But Across Australia, children as young as 10 years old can be arrested, brought before a judge. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children are being disproportionately impacted, accounting for 65% of younger children sent to prison.
Drive was joined by Joel Clarke, Indigenous Rights Campaigner at Amnesty International and someone who was at Parliament House in Sydney as the update unfolded.