The Gold Coast Mayor is fed up with youth crime in the city, after yet another incident yesterday.
A group of teens were taken into custody yesterday afternoon, following a two hour chase in a suspected stolen car.
It’s understood police are also looking into whether they may have been connected to other local break-ins over the past week.
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Earlier in the week, Mayor Tom Tate backed calls from the Queensland Police Union for GPS monitors to be trialled on youth offenders on bail.
The Deputy Premier had said that all suggestions will be considered.
But after multiple incidents on the coast since then, the Mayor is demanding the state government take action now.
“The comment by the deputy Premier that everything is on the table, but from my point of view I don’t want it on the table, I want it on the ankle.
“So that we can start working for it and support the police,” Mayor Tate said.
The debate over the Youth Justice Act was reignited two weeks ago, when a pregnant couple were killed by a out-of-control car in Brisbane.
The alleged driver – a 17-year-old man – was understood to have been under some sort of bail condition at the time, and had a history of driving offences.
It’s prompted wide-spread calls for reform to the Act, particularly around the matter of bail.