China attacks Australia at UN over ‘baseless charges’ as Canberra criticised for keeping children in detention

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More than 30 countries use UN human rights session to call on Australia to raise age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14

Australia has come under international pressure to reduce the number of children in detention, with more than 30 countries using a UN human rights session to call on authorities to raise the age of criminal responsibility.

Amid ongoing tensions between China and Australia, Beijing’s representative took the opportunity on Wednesday evening to demand that Canberra “stop using false information to make baseless charges against other countries for political purposes”.

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