Summer series – Raising the Age: Getting children out of prison

featuring Ebony Bennett

Our summer podcast series brings you some of the best conversations from our webinars in 2021. 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. This primarily affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. 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.
This episode was recorded live on 8 September 2021 and things may have changed since recording.
Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
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
The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions