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Petition for tough action on crime

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Attila Feher-Holan
5 Picnic Street
White Rock Qld 4868

Total Signatures - 1705

Sponsoring Member: Mr Shane Knuth MP

Posting Date: 23/04/2018

Closing Date: 30/06/2018

Tabled Date: 21/08/2018

Responded By: Hon Di Farmer MP on 20/09/2018

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

Queensland Residents draws to the attention of the House the significant and worsening crime problems in regional Queensland, particularly youth crime in coastal and western areas such as Cairns, Townsville and Mount Isa. The criminal activity is having a severe negative effect on the communities in these areas and without immediate action the people of North Queensland will lose confidence in the Government.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to:

  • reduce youth crime by a statistically proven 50% and overall crime by 30% in regional Queensland within 12 months; and
  • adopt Relocation Sentencing incorporating the Petford Program for young offenders to ensure they are removed from problem environments and taught productive skills to aid in their rehabilitation.