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Calls to raise criminal responsibility age as children languish in watch houses

Tuesday 14th of May 2019 | Oceania, Australia
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Public advocates, doctors and Indigenous leaders are calling for an urgent increase to the age of criminal responsibility after revelations about the number of children left in Queensland watch houses for weeks on end.

Last night's Four Corners program revealed children as young as 10 have been placed in isolation cells, with violent adults and even with sex offenders.

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