The Queensland government is expected to announce plans to crack down on youth crime today.
It follows a number of incidents involved youths around the state in the last two weeks, including the tragic death of a pregnant couple in Brisbane.
There have been growing calls for immediate reform to the Youth Justice Act, in particular the breach of bail laws.
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The State Opposition has consistently called for them to brought back in on day one of Parliament at the end of this month.
“We will look at everything, we will consult with everyone who has something to say on this matter,” LNP Leader David Crissafulli promised again yesterday.
“But at the heart of this matter lies the change to breach of bail, and if the Premier is serious, on day one of this parliamentary year, we will restore the provisions in the Youth Justice Act around breach of bail,” Mr Crissafulli said.
Newscorp reports that the state government will unveil their plans today.
The state’s anti-terror boss is expected to be called in to head a Youth Crime taskforce, which will move to adopt GPS trackers.
It’s understood scanning wands could also be introduced on the Gold Coast, to crack down on youths carrying weapons around party precincts.
However, there’s currently no plan to bring in a separate breach of bail offence.
Meantime, Newscorp also reports that the Gold Coast is also taking matters into its own hand, with Councillor Hermann Vorster looking into merging more private security cameras into the city’s CCTV surveillance.