The Traditional Owners of this land are those who identify as
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Sovereignty was never ceded.

ANTAR pays respect to Elders past, present, and emerging through our dedicated advocacy for First Nations Peoples’ justice and rights.

ANTAR acknowledges the responsibility of committing to a truth-telling process that promotes an honest and respectful path forward for future generations to build upon.

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This ANTAR submission provides comments to inform the consideration of the proposed Criminal Law (Raising the Age of Responsibility) Amendment Bill 2021 (QLD).

The submission covers: raising the age to 14 in QLD, threshold issues for raising the MACR, alternative model to the youth justice system, victims’ rights and support, and additional legal and technical considerations, ensuring a well-rounded, informed submission with the aim to highlight current legislative frameworks in the QLD and ACT Government.