Recall Parliament to fix youth crime epidemic

Today marks six weeks until State Parliament returns for 2023. That is too long for Queenslanders to wait for action on youth crime.

Leader of the Opposition David Crisafulli said Queensland politicians needed to cut short their holiday and get back to work.

“Parliament must be recalled early,” Mr Crisafulli said.

“Communities right across Queensland are being torn apart by young repeat criminals.

“Queenslanders can’t wait until the end of February before the State Government takes any action.

“We need laws that protect Queenslanders.

“Queenslanders deserve to feel safe in their own homes.

“Queenslanders deserve to wake up and find their car in the driveway.

“It’s the same kids committing the same crimes and there are no consequences for their actions.

“The State Government has watered down the laws since they came to power eight years ago.

“For eight years the State Government has deliberately ignored a significant part of the problem.

“In 2016 they announced a five-point plan, in 2019 a four-point plan, in 2020 another five-point plan and now at the end of 2022 a nine-point plan.

“The point they are missing is making breach of bail an offence.

“In its third term, the State Government is no longer listening to Queenslanders.

“Residents and business owners are at breaking point.”

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