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Decision to raise detention age in Tasmania only a ‘first step’ in youth justice reform

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 10th June 2022 -  Advocates say more action is needed for the welfare of children. Tasmania has become the first state in the country to raise the age of criminal detention, from 10 to 14 years old. The

Human rights in action, insecure contracts, and calls to raise the age

Contributor, Monday, 28th June 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.


New research conducted for ACOSS and the COSS Network by the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW Sydney

Budget responses, human rights-based approaches and costly youth justice reforms

Contributor, Tuesday, 18th May 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.


ACOSS has prepared preliminary analysis on the federal budget, which includes briefing on income support,

Punitive youth justice, finding ground and embedded networks

Contributor, Wednesday, 17th February 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.


A new report by ACOSS and UNSW Sydney shows the gains made on reducing homelessness during the pandemic last

Wrong way, go back on youth justice in Queensland

Paul McDonald, Monday, 15th February 2021 -  Better and longer care is a more effective way of dealing with youth crime than GPS trackers, denying bail and more punishment, writes Paul McDonald, head of the national Home Stretch

Pressure mounts on fight to raise age of criminal responsibility

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 27th July 2020 -  More than three in four Australians believe the age of criminal responsibility is over the age of 14 Most Australians believe children as young as 10 years old do not belong in prison,

NFP Coalition Calls For National Action on Youth Justice

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th November 2017 -  Nearly 100 organisations across Australia have released an open statement to political leaders calling for national action to reform the nation’s youth justice systems, in wake

Grave Concerns Over Youth Justice Reforms

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 12th June 2017 -  More than 50 Victorian social service agencies have voiced “grave concern” over the government’s proposed changes to the Youth Justice Bill. In a joint open letter to the Victorian…

Queensland Youth Justice Community Partnership Funding

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 6th October 2016 -  Queensland’s Department of Justice and Attorney-General is developing new partnerships with non-government organisations to provide services that support young people in the


Youth Justice System Needs Balance

Julie Edwards, Tuesday, 4th October 2016 -  Has Victoria learned nothing from the outcry around the abuse and brutalisation of young people within the Northern Territory’s youth justice system – we don’t need a “supermax”

Report Highlights Indigenous Youth Plight

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th April 2014 -  Young Indigenous Australians are 17 times more likely to be placed under youth justice supervision than non-Indigenous youth, according to a report from the Australian Institute…
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