The step follows two-and-a-half years of inaction and delay by federal and state Attorneys-General, who have so far failed to progress the matter despite numerous commitments to do so.
- Amnesty International
Currently children as young as ten right across Australia can be arrested, strip searched and locked up in prison cells.
This is out-of-step with medical evidence, human rights law and international standards, with the median age of criminal responsibility worldwide being 14 years old.
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