'Adult watch houses no place for children': Law Council of Australia

Tue May 14 2019
Media Release

The Law Council of Australia have today published a media release stating 'Urgent action must be taken to end the unacceptable practice of detaining children in adult watch houses in Queensland and to raise the age of criminal responsibility across all jurisdictions'.

'The ABC’s Four Corners program, which showed children as young as 10 being locked up – sometimes for weeks – in adult facilities in Queensland, was deeply concerning and must not be ignored,” says Law Council President, Arthur Moses SC.

A full copy of the media release is available here.

Click here to hear the President's interview by Fran Kelly, from ABC Radio this morning regarding the Four Corners’ story and minimum age of criminal responsibility.

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