Presenters: Helen Connolly, Commissioner for Children and Young People (SA)
April Lawrie, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People (SA)
Dr Marshall Watson, Clinical lead, Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (SA)
Hon Margaret White AO, retired Justice of Appeal (Queensland) and Commissioner of the Royal Commission into the Detention and Protection of Children in the Northern Territory
The Australian Medical Association and Law Council of Australia have both called for the age of criminal responsibility in all Australian jurisdictions to be raised to 14. Join our expert panellists as they reflect on the problems caused by setting the age of criminal responsibility at 10, explore the reasons why the age of criminal responsibility should be raised to 14, and consider what health and social measures should be implemented to more effectively address youth justice issues.