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Crime in Murgon

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Leo Geraghty
106 Lamb Street

Total Signatures - 423

Sponsoring Member: Mrs Deb Frecklington MP

Posting Date: 10/04/2019

Closing Date: 10/05/2019

Tabled Date: 14/05/2019

Responded By: Hon Mark Ryan MP on 26/06/2019

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House continuing concerns about the level of youth related crime in Murgon; young people being unsupervised on the street after 10 pm; insufficient staffing levels at the Murgon Police Station on weekends; and ineffective soft-on-crime sentences for young offenders through the court system.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to consider additional strategies to combat youth crime such as a youth curfew of 10 pm for the township of Murgon; additional police to be rostered for weekend night shifts; additional police on the streets of Murgon between 10 pm and 5 am; and tougher sentencing for youth offenders.