The Law and Justice Institute (Qld) Inc. submits that:
1. Detention should continue to be a last resort for children being sentenced for a criminal offence.
2. Children should be named by courts only in exceptional circumstances.
3. Breach of bail should not be a criminal offence for children.
4. Courts should not be able to access a person’s juvenile criminal history when sentencing that person as an adult.
These issues are discussed further below...