The LNP has unveiled bold new plans to crack down on youth crime, if they win the state election in October.
It includes a handful of community pay back farms across the state, where offenders would be taught discipline and learn new skills.
While amendments will also be made to the Youth Justice Act so that youths are forced into detention if convicted of a third offence.
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Youth offenders on bail would also be monitored 24/7, and youth bail houses will be scrapped.
LNP Leader Deb Frecklington told myGC it’s critical that Gold Coasters, and Queenslanders more broadly, can feel safe in their own community.
“It’s a comprehensive youth crime plan to tackle youth crime, very importantly protect our community and back our police.
“We cannot lose any more lives to this out of control youth crime crisis, that’s happened under a Labor government.
“Unfortunately crime has just gone through the roof in the last five years because Labor is soft on crime – it always has been, always will be.
“And people in Queensland, and people on the Gold Coast, deserve a safe place to live and the youth need to know that if you do the crime you will end up doing the time,” Ms Frecklington said.
It comes after the LNP also promised a harsher crack down on hooning last week, which has also been plaguing Gold Coast communities.
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LNP Leader Deb Frecklington says the party is very focused on targeting crime as it heads into October’s state election.
“It’s important that the people of the Gold Coast know what the LNP’s policies are, whether it’s hooning, youth offending, whether it’s bringing back the criminal gang laws that have been taken away under Annastacia Palaszczuk.
“Crime is an issue unfortunately at the moment under the Labor government, and that’s what the LNP want to change,” Ms Frecklington said.