Toowoomba crime and Youth Justice Act

Eligibility - Queensland residents
Principal Petitioner:
Stephen Bensen
182 Ruthven Street
Total Signatures - 2,898
Sponsoring Member: Mr Trevor Watts MP
Posting Date: 26/5/2022
Closing Date: 21/6/2022
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House to the current level of crime in Toowoomba and surrounding areas and the need to reform the youth justice, policing and judicial systems.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to restore breach of bail as an offence in the Youth Justice Act 1992 so that juveniles are held to account for their actions. We also request adequate personnel and resourcing to Toowoomba region’s police services and that this be immediately reviewed to handle the increase in crime.