2020 Sir Ronald Wilson Lecture | Kids in Jail: Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility in Australia
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 Sir Ronald Wilson Lecture will be presented online in August. The Lecture will be pre-recorded and posted online on 18 August. Then the following day a live Webinar Q&A with the Presenter is scheduled.
Presenter: Ms Pauline Wright, Law Council of Australia, President
Lecture Descriptor: Prison should not be a rite of passage for any child. Yet, in Australia, children as young as 10 can be imprisoned. This topic presents an overview of what has become a national tragedy in this country and why all levels of government – state, territory and federal – have been called upon to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) to 14, bringing Australia into line with international human rights standards.
Online Lecture: To be posted online on Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Live Webinar Q&A: 4.30pm to 5.15pm (AWST) Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Registrations: Essential to receive online Lecture and Webinar Q&A access permissions
Registrations close: 4.30pm (AWST) Friday, 14 August 2020