What happens when a child is charged with murder?

Murder Charges

One of the saddest stories to emerge in the past couple of weeks is that New South Wales Police have charged a 13-year old with murder over the fatal stabbing of a boy the same age. Police investigations are still underway, but it has been alleged by Police that the boys were engaged in a […]

Children as young as 10 can be held criminally responsible. Is that too young?

Child Criminal Responsibility

In Australia, children as young as ten can be held criminally responsible if they break the laws. Recently, all of the State Attorneys-General agreed to consider raising this age as Australia faces increasing international pressure to keep children and teens out of prison. Last week Greens Member of the Legislative Council (MLC)  David Shoebridge went […]