First Nations children are disproportionately impacted, and are 9 times more likely to be in custody than non-Indigenous children. First Nations children alone account for up to 65 percent of these young people in custody. Pressure from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, The United Nations, human rights, academics, medical and legal bodies have long advocated for Australia to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to at least 14.
Donate to ANTAR’s Justice Appeal to support campaigns for Changing the Record and Raising the Age.
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Sign the Human Right’s Law Centre petition to Raise the Age.
Write to your Federal and State representatives expressing your support for Raising the Age of criminal responsibility to fourteen. ANTAR’s Campaigning for Justice guidance provides tips on how to craft an effective letter.
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