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The Childrens Court of Queensland (CCQ) deals with all juveniles who commit criminal offences while under the age of 17 years, unless the court orders that the matter be dealt with in an adult court.
CCQ matters are usually heard in an open court. However, the judge may order the court be closed.
The CCQ also deals with appeals against child protection orders made by a magistrate. In these cases, the court will make a directive to protect a child from harm. These proceedings are held in a closed court.
Sittings of the Childrens Court of Queensland take place in any District Court.