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Playgrounds not prisons!

Did you know Australian children as young as 10 can be arrested and locked away in a prison?


Children belong in classrooms and playgrounds, not in handcuffs, courtrooms or prison cells. It’s time for the federal, state and territory governments to act. Sign the petition to raise the age of criminal responsibility.


Here is what the campaign organisers have to say: "Everyone knows that children do best when they are supported, nurtured and loved. But across Australia, children as young as 10 can be arrested by police, charged with an offence, hauled before a court and locked away in youth prisons.


"When children this young are forced through a criminal legal process at such a formative age, they can suffer immense harm – to their health, wellbeing and future."


Find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved and #RaiseTheAge.



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