Petition to #RaiseTheAge presented to QLD Attorney-General

YAC was glad to support QCOSS yesterday in handing over a petition signed by over 26,000 people to Queensland’s Attorney-General, Shannon Fentiman, calling on the Queensland Government to #RaiseTheAge of criminal responsibility to 14.

YAC Chairperson Damien Atkinson OAM QC attended the presentation of the petition along with representatives from QCOSS, PeakCare, and 54 Reasons.

Queensland children as young as 10 are in detention right now. The current system does not provide the support that children need to grow, learn, and thrive.

Instead of caring for these children who often have had very difficult lives, we are creating more trauma that exacerbates negative behaviour.


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