One Nation’s plan for Qld sex offenders public register
PARENTS will be held responsible for the crimes of their children and a new Queensland sex offenders public register will be legislated under One Nation’s crime policy.
Party leader Pauline Hanson joined Mirani MP Stephen Andrew and Mackay candidate Christine Keys in Mackay to unveil the 10-point plan ahead of the state election.
The policy includes a commitment to build extra prisons and drug rehabilitation centres, funding for a North Queensland police helicopter unit and abolishing the no pursuit policy.
The plan also focuses on community-level support to tackle the crime scourge, including outback and regional juvenile boot camps for young offenders and support for neighbourhood watch programs.
Ms Keys said juveniles and at-risk people needed hope for the future.
“(This policy) is not all punishment, punishment – it’s building a new life for them,” she said.
“It’s getting them to see what is available to them.”
Mr Andrew said better resources for Queensland’s 131 magistrate courts and boosting the number of magistrates would help reduce the workload.
He said a total of 542,986 Queensland offences were recorded in 2019.
“Sadly, many more crimes go unreported because victims know that police resources are limited,” the Mirani MP claimed.
One Nation 10-point crime plan:
– Build additional prisons and where possible, extend the capacity of the 14 existing facilities throughout the state.
– Better resource Queensland’s 131 Magistrate Courts and increase Magistrate numbers.
– Commit to building additional drug rehabilitation centres with the proceeds of drug crimes.
– Legislate a Queensland Sex Offenders public register and website.
– Establish outback and regional ‘Juvenile Boot Camps’ for young offenders.
– Fund a North Queensland Police helicopter unit.
– Commit to rebadging the Queensland Police Service as the “Queensland Police Force”.
– Abolish the ’No Pursuit’ policy.
– Re-establish Community Policing initiatives including Neighbourhood Watch programs in consultation with the Queensland Police Force.
– Appropriately resource frontline Police with smart devices that provide live information on suspects.