Why we support the national call to #RaiseTheAge

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As some of us know that right now across Australia, children as young as 10 can be arrested by police, hauled before a court and locked away.

That’s why our network is proud to join with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organistions, medical and human rights legal experts to call for Australian governments to #RaiseTheAge of legal responsibility from 10 to 14.

Because children need care, love and support. Not handcuffs and prisons.

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And watch this story on The Project:

With all that’s happened lately, you might be wondering what we can actually do to stop so many Indigenous Aussies being locked up, and killed. Well, there’s one key change that could make a huge difference and that’s to stop treating kids as criminals.

 

So, please consider joining us by signing the petition to keep kids in community:

www.raisetheage.org.au

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Together we can #RaiseTheAge across Australia

 

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