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ACT agrees to raise age of criminal responsibility

The Australian Capital Territory has become the first jurisdiction in the country to agree to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14, in line with United...

The Australian Capital Territory’s Legislative Assembly has voted to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10, to 14, making it the first jurisdiction in Australia to…

  • Keira Jenkins
  • NITV News
  • SBS

The resolution makes it the responsibility of the government that wins the upcoming state election in October to consider the legislation.

Amnesty International congratulated the ACT on the move, with justice campaigner Joel Clark saying the reform is ‘well…

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