ABC news radio on efforts to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility

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Provision of expert commentary regarding the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Australia.

Period14 Oct 2019

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleFederal crossbenchers introduce bill to raise minimum age of criminal responsibility to 14
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC News
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size4min 54sec
    DescriptionThe push to raise the age of criminal responsibility is growing, with crossbenchers tabling a bill in Parliament urging for it to be lifted from 10 to 14.

    Advocates for the change deny it would lead to a soft-on-crime approach but simply bring Australia into line with international human rights standards.

    But there is a reluctance among some to support it.
    Producer/AuthorGavin Coote
    PersonsRebecca Wickes


  • criminal responsibility
  • youth and crime
  • criminal justice system