In its submission to the Inquiry into Pathways and Participation for Indigenous Australians in Employment and Business, Amnesty International has said that keeping children out of prison is a key part of helping them thrive.
Amnesty International has made six recommendations to the Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs that would give young Indigenous Australians a better chance of success in education, employment and business. These recommendations include raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility, and investing in culturally appropriate, Indigenous-led solutions.
All kids have the right to be free, happy and safe – including First Nations kids. It’s time to put an end to the barbaric treatment of our children and overhaul our response to youth crime. Mistreatment of children is never okay. Act now and learn more about our child rights and Indigenous justice campaigns.