Raising the Age: Getting Children out of Prison

Julie Williams, Meena Singh, Sophie Trevitt & Dr Nick Fancourt

in partnership with Change the Record

Everyone knows that children do best when they are supported, nurtured and loved. But across Australia, children as young as 10 can be arrested by police, charged with an offence, hauled before a court and locked away in a prison. Raise the Age is a campaign for the federal, state and territory governments to do what’s right and change the laws to raise the age, so children aged 10 to 13 years are not sent to prison. Part of Australia Institute TV.


  • Julie Williams, Gamilaroi woman and Mt Druitt Community Engagement Officer, Just Reinvest NSW
  • Meena Singh,Yorta Yorta woman and PhD candidate, University of Melbourne
  • Sophie Trevitt, Executive Officer, Change the Record
  • Dr Nick Fancourt, Paediatrician, Menzies School of Health Research


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