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ACT government first Australian jurisdiction to commit to raise criminal age of responsibility

An ACT Labor-Greens government will prioritise raising the age of criminal responsibility in the next parliamentary term. Advocates have labelled the ...

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Nation-leading commitment to #RaiseTheAge

ACT Community Sector congratulate Labor-Greens Government on their nation-leading commitment to #RaiseTheAge A coalition of over 20 service delivery, ...

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Homeless children in Canberra to benefit from ACT Government crisis accommodation funding

It is a relief for youth workers on the frontline trying to help broken families and desperate children, with limited options and resources. “I ...

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‘Woefully lacking’: Mother forced to travel to regional NSW for child’s mental health treatment

A Canberra mother has labelled ACT’s youth mental health services as “woefully lacking”, saying she was forced to travel to regional...

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Innovative youth and family services recognised in ACT awards

Youth workers across the ACT are committed to working to build young people up to see their potential and enable them to have a voice in our community...

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Canberra’s support services warn of COVID-19’s long term social consequences

Canberra’s social services are warning that the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis will be long-term, and that governments must factor in the need ...

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Collaborative effort delivers homelessness prevention to people aged under 16

Young people and their parents may be experiencing conflict that is magnified by COVID-19 lockdown conditions, but a collaborative program run by Conf...

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Criminal responsibility age to be raised from 10 to 14 if ACT Labor re-elected, after Government endorses reform

The ACT Government has broken ranks to become the first jurisdiction to endorse raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years of age....

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Homeless kids in Canberra to get $480k funding boost this year

Now the ACT government will partner with advocacy group Youth Coalition ACT and other services, committing $480,000 over the next year to finding a so...

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Shelter established for young people risking homelessness in ACT

A respite centre will be established in Canberra’s south, with an aim to change the way support is offered to young people at risk of homelessne...

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New funding to reduce child homelessness, support families and strengthen our community

ACT Minister for Children, Youth and Families Rachel Stephen-Smith has allocated $470,000 this financial year to the Safe and Connected Youth Program,...

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MEDIA RELEASE: Lack of leadership on #RaiseTheAge is disappointing, but nothing is stopping the ACT from doing the right thing.

Today the the ACT’s youth, health, legal and community sector have condemned the failure of leadership shown by Attorneys-General across the country...

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