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Juvenile crime sentences to reflect seriousness of crimes

Eligibility - Electors of the Division of Cook

Principal Petitioner:

Hubert Hofer
9a Savage Street

Total Signatures - 15

Sponsoring Member: David Kempton MP

Posting Date: 7/08/2013

Tabled Date: 7/08/2013

Responded By: Hon Jarrod Bleijie MP on 3/09/2013

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

The petition of the electors of the Division of Cook draws to the attention of the House that the incidence of juvenile youth crime on Horn Island is excessive and out of control.  Many perpetrators are repeat offenders because penalties are not severe enough to act as a deterrent.


Your petitioners therefore request the House to table the issue of excessive crime and legislate to give magistrates power to impose consequences and punishments to reflect the seriousness of crimes.  We also request that victims of crime who have sustained loss of property should be compensated.