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Legal aid for young people 

Who is a child and young person?

Legal Aid Queensland follows the definition in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child that says a child is someone under 18 years of age.

Did you know?

Queensland is the only state or territory in Australia to deal with 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system.

What is CROC?

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (PDF - 538KB) is an international convention setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children. It is monitored by the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Have you enrolled to vote?

Changes to legislation affect people not enrolled to vote. You only have until 8.00pm on the day the writ for the election is issued to enrol. If you're 17, you can enrol to vote and if you're 18, you can vote! Visit for details.


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Reach Out Australia Headspace - Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Kids Helpline

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