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Law and order

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Richard John Banks
Shop 4
188 Algester Road

Total Signatures - 107

Sponsoring Member: Anthony Shorten MP

Posting Date: 17/05/2012

Closing Date: 2/07/2012

Tabled Date: 10/07/2012

Responded By: Hon Jarrod Bleijie MP on 9/08/2012

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that current legislation in respect of sentencing for crimes involving wilful damage and offences against property and the person are inconsistent with and below community expectations.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to, in the interest of community safety, call on the Queensland Government  to increase the number of Police on the beat and length of sentences in all relevant Acts and introduce mandatory minimum sentencing where required to ensure perpetrators of such crimes receive sentences in line with community expectations.