Victoria to lift age of criminal responsibility to 12 with no exceptions

Michael Stanton, president of civil liberties group Liberty Victoria, said it was a “weak decision from a government still paranoid about being wedged on law and order instead of committing to evidence-based reform”.

“The Victorian government has ignored repeated calls from First Peoples and medical and legal experts,” he said. “We must raise the age to at least 14, with no exceptions.”

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Sumeyya Ilanbey