Right now, children as young as 10 years old can be imprisoned in every state and territory in Australia, including NSW. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are disproportionately impacted by these laws, accounting for 70 per cent of children aged 10 to13 in detention.
On 27 July, the Council of Attorneys-General (CAG) has the opportunity to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to at least 14.
We invite you to join PIAC CEO Jonathon Hunyor in conversation with a panel of experts across health, law and youth and community services, to discuss why children need to be supported to reach their full potential, and not locked up.
Visit www.raisetheage.org.au to find out more about the national #RaiseTheAge campaign.
When: Tuesday 21 July 2020, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: zoom meeting access details to be provided prior to the event
RSVP: Register your attendance via Eventbrite
Enquiries: If you have any requirements that will assist you to participate in this event, please contact Ann Sloan via email [email protected] or call (02) 8898 6523.
Daniel is a proud Gamilaraay man who has family ties to the Gubi Gubi nation. He is the Program Manager of Creating Futures at Weave Youth and Community Services, and the Managing Director of Infinite Hope Aboriginal Corporation. Daniel is also a Director of the Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service board and a member of the Just Reinvest NSW Executive Committee. (pictured top left)
Isaiah is the Mt Druitt Youth Engagement Officer and a Just Reinvest NSW Youth Ambassador. He is a proud Dhungatti man from Kempsey and also has ties to the Wiradjuri people. He is working in Mt Druitt leading a community OzTag team and is youth project lead for Mounty Yarns – The lived experiences of Aboriginal young people in Mt Druitt. (pictured top right)
Dr Jacqueline Small
Jacqueline is the 2020 – 2022 President-elect of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). For over 20 years she has worked as a paediatrician in a multidisciplinary disability health team that provides care across the lifespan for people with developmental disabilities. (pictured bottom left)
Keisha is the Managing Solicitor of the Children’s Criminal Practice at the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT), where she works across practice, policy and management. She previously worked for the Children’s Legal Service at Legal Aid NSW and is a current member of the Children’s Court Advisory Committee and Children’s Legal Issues Committee of the Law Society NSW. (pictured bottom right)
Terleaha is a proud Kamilaroi and Yuin 14 year old woman. She is a Just Reinvest NSW Youth Ambassador and a project lead on Mounty Yarns – The lived experiences of Aboriginal young people in Mt Druitt. Terleaha is also assisting and coordinating a community-led OzTag team in Mt Druitt.