Tougher penalties on Hart’s agenda

30 May 2012 12:00 AMMichael Hart
 

Michael Hart State Member for Burleigh has today asked the Attorney General and Minister for Justice during question time to update the house on the LNP Governments tough on crime stance. A subject on top of the Member for Burleigh’s agenda after numerous break-ins in the Pizzy Park Sporting Complex.

Michael Hart State Member for Burleigh has today asked the Attorney General and Minister for Justice during question time to update the house on the LNP Governments tough on crime stance. A subject on top of the Member for Burleigh’s agenda after numerous break-ins in the Pizzy Park Sporting Complex.

“Can the Attorney please update the house on what steps are being taken by the government to ensure that sentences imposed by Queensland courts reflect community sentiment against violent crime?” asked Mr Hart

“I wanted to hear how far we had progressed in increasing penalties, I have always been an advocate for a strong tough on crime stance”

“In my electorate there have been eight break-ins to the Gold Coast Seniors Tennis Club in 21 days plus a number of other break-ins to the Miami Grass Tennis Club and Bond Pirates Rugby Union club, I like the members of these clubs have had enough”

“These criminals are continuously smashing windows, spraying graffiti on internal walls and stealing alcohol, food and supplies from local clubs that can’t continue with the financial burden that these crimes put on them.”

“One club had to replace 4 windows in five days, it’s ridiculous”

“The Minister spoke of increasing minimum sentences for assaulting police and also outlined our policy of crushing cars of convicted hoons”

“I will personally be talking to both the Police Minister and the Attorney General about not only catching the culprits committing the offences in the Pizzy Park Complex but also making sure that they just don’t get a slap on the wrist”

“Once the offenders are caught they need to feel the full brunt of a tough sentence to stop them offending again and to deter others who may like to commit copycat offences”

“Club members have already spoken to me voicing their concerns that the courts are just not hard enough on offenders.

“My message to these criminals not matter how young or old is you will be caught and I will be doing everything in my power to make sure that the penalty fully fits the pain and hardship you have cause our local club patrons” Said Mr Hart.

 

 

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