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Youth Justice Matters

Youth Justice Matters

The Youth Justice System in Queensland is a specific legal system that recognises that children at a vulnerable stage in their development and that it is only appropriate that juveniles are dealt with separate from the adult criminal justice system.   In...

Changing The Face of Youth Justice Laws

Considered ‘children’ in every aspect of life except criminal proceedings, there is new hope for seventeen year olds facing the justice system. Still not old enough to vote, drink alcohol or sign a contract, in Queensland seventeen year old offenders continue to be...

Youth Justice Amendments

  Youth Justice Amendments: A Step Back in the Right Direction? The Queensland Government has recently flagged amendments to the State’s youth justice regime, with the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 currently at the committee stage....