Australia: Children as young as 10 are still being incarcerated

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    Australia is under pressure to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 years to 14. It has long been criticised by human rights groups for having one of the lowest age limits for criminal responsibility in the world. More than half of the young people detained are Indigenous. In July, the national Government deferred until next year a decision to possibly raise the age of criminal responsibility. And at least until then, Australian children will continue to be locked up. Al Jazeera’s Drew Ambrose reports from Western Australia. –

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