Jailing young children does not keep communities safe, with more support for community services and communities needed, the state’s peak social services body says.
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Young children do not belong in the criminal justice system, including prison. In consideration of Queensland’s Human Rights Act 2019 and following evidence of how best to respond to young children who engage in criminal activities, the Queensland Parliament should raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility.
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) says the decision of the Meeting of Attorneys General (MAG) regarding the minimum age of criminal responsibility is meaningless. “This ‘announcement’ is just political smoke and mirrors. If [...]
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) CEO Aimee McVeigh is urging the state government to listen to women and ensure rape laws in Queensland [...]
QCOSS does not support the Queensland Government’s proposed amendments to the Youth Justice Act. Our position is clearly articulated in a joint media release [...]