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Protection Order laws

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Noelene Spencer
C/- PO Box 5049

Total Signatures - 44

Sponsoring Member: Ted Sorensen MP

Posting Date: 2/12/2010

Closing Date: 11/02/2011

Tabled Date: 16/02/2011

Responded By: Hon Karen Struthers MP on 11/03/2011

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The petition of citizens of Queensland draws to the attention of the House to the legislation and laws for current Protection Orders.  The current legislation falls short of protecting the victims, even when a Protection Order has been placed on a individual, to keep a certain distance from the victim.  We feel that victims should feel fully protected from proven, violent, aggressive and stalking behaviour from these individuals.


People on Protection Orders should not have to live their lives in fear of a Protection Order violation.   Perpetrator's with a Protection Order placed on them, should not be able to test the boundaries of that order and should stay away or remove themselves from potentially encroaching on the distance that they should be from the victim, without exception.  The perpetrator should not be allowed to move to a town/city where the victim lives, with a Protection Order in place.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to change Protection Order laws to protect the victims and their children so that they are safe from the perpetrator who insists on testing the boundaries and or violating the Protection Order should see mandatory jail sentencing time of a minimum 12 months imprisonment.  And enable Protection Orders for 15 years not 2 years as it is taking up valuable resources in the courts to keep coming back each time.