Support victims of crime by replacing their stolen and damaged vehicle

Eligibility - Queensland citizens
Principal Petitioner:
John Sandeman
18 Bosworth Road
Total Signatures - 2,248
Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament
Posting Date: 2/5/2023
Closing Date: 13/10/2023
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House victims of car theft need to be financially compensated. It is time the government demonstrates action that shows support and timely solution for victims of car theft. Furthermore, there should be accountability by those who steal vehicles by ensuring they repay non-interest loans to replace the vehicle they have stolen or damaged. 

Action is needed to support victims mental health and return to ‘normal life’ as they once knew and eliminate financial burden.

Revenue collected from drivers’ speeding and non-compliance with road rules and law could fund the replacement of stolen vehicles.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to do all in its power to ensure 

  • The establishment of a non-interest loan scheme from the government to replace stolen vehicles (no less than $10,000), whereby the perpetrator or perpetrators repay the government loan according to agreed time frame and amount per payment. 
  • A juvenile offenders repayment scheme, which defers repayments until offenders come of age, and commence employment or qualify for government support. Repayments to the loan could be deducted from their income. Alternatively, family or friends may help the repayment also or part thereof. This makes those who are responsible for the crime accountable. 
  • Compensation should include full vehicle insurance for two years be paid in full.