Youth Crime – punishment

Eligibility - Queensland residents
Principal Petitioner:
Claire Smith
3 Cottonwood Place
Oxenford Qld 4210
Total Signatures - 4,755
Sponsoring Member: Mr Mark Boothman MP
Posting Date: 23/11/2022
Closing Date: 24/3/2023
Tabled Date: 28/3/2023
Responded By: Hon Leanne Linard MP on 27/4/2023
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House: the urgent need to address the Youth Crime epidemic gripping our state. Residents feel there is not adequate punishment for the crimes committed by these juveniles.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to do all in its power to ensure these juveniles are required, as part of their punishment, to participate in programmes or boot camps which address their antisocial behaviours. Additionally, only upon the successful completion of these programmes that they be released.