Throughout Australia’s criminal jurisdictions, the age at which a person can be locked up as the result of a crime ranges from 10 to 13.

In the report from the Northern Territory Royal Commission into Juvenile Detention, one recommendation was to raise the age to 14.  Federal Indigenous Affairs minister Nigel Scullion has supported the move to age 14, but Amnesty International says more concrete moves are needed to lead State jurisdictions.

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